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Level 2 Certificate An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

This qualification aims to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years.

Possible Progression Options
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator)

Course Content

Topics Covered
A total of 12 units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Course themes include:

  • Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
  • Legislation, framework and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school
  • Professional development

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 and above, including Maths and English.


You may enter employment into the nursery industry as an assistant nursery nurse, classroom assistant, nanny or pre-school assistant after this course or study a level three programme.