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Course Code: NPVEY031/1WE

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

This part-time qualification is ideal for adult learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. As a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, you’ll play a vital role in supporting the social and physical development of children ages 0-5, using imaginative learning techniques, encouraging language and literacy skills, and promoting independence along with the way.

The course content includes topics such as Health & Safety, Child Development (0-19 years) and how to support this, Communication, Personal Development, Safeguarding and activities to support learning and development.

Progress is monitored and assessments arranged which take place on-the-job. An emphasis is on practical skills supported by knowledge.

The course is ideal for those with an interest in the Children’s Workforce and maybe considering a change in career. Good level of maths and English required. Entry is by interview, where your individual needs and career prospects will be discussed. A paid or voluntary workplace must be in place to start this course.

Assessment is through observation of performance in the workplace, knowledge and understanding you show through written/oral questioning and assignments and an e-portfolio of supporting evidence is also collated.

Complete an application form on-line to enable you to be invited for an interview.

Progression to the Level 3 Diploma Early Years Practitioner may be suitable, you will need to hold or be willing to work towards a Level 2 in English and maths in order to be a practitioner at Level 3 in the sector.

Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group is pleased to be able to offer financial support to help students meet the costs of attending College.

If you are on state benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to fee remission towards your course. *This is at the Colleges discretion. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

Course options

Flexible Start Dates

Course Duration

12 months

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Class Times

9:00 - 12:15

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