Fuelled by curiosity and wonder, children are extremely fast learners, and take in all of their surroundings to grow and develop vital skills to prepare them for school and their future. As an 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. If you’re interested in this fulfilling and challenging career, this course is a great starting point.
Launch your career as an early years practitioner, and help prepare the children of today for the world of tomorrow
Once you’ve gained your certificate, you’ll be a qualified Early Years Practitioner with NCFE CACHE. This means you can start working, under supervision, with children up to the age of 5, and you’ll have proven knowledge of working with children up to the age of 7. You’ll also count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.
You’ll be able to work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
- Nursery practitioner
- Classroom assistant
- Pre-school practitioner
To complete this course, you’ll need to either be working or volunteering in a placement for at least 250 hours so that you can gain skills-based experience and complete observations. This course is completely flexible, so you can study in your own time, at your own pace.
After you’ve completed this course, you might choose to progress to: