Childcare and Education Level 2
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including either Maths or English, or a Level 1 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grades 3/D or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This course is part of the NCC Ambitions Programme – a unique programme for Level 2 students, which will support you in developing key personal skills such as communication, confidence, resilience, employability and presentation skills.

Our Childcare programmes are designed to provide you with the appropriate education and training to enable you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the early year’s sector.

This course will increase your knowledge on how children develop and learn, the stages of development and supporting play. You will also look at the importance of effective communication in various care settings and also learn about careers within the childcare sector

What will I learn?

Units will include:

• Supporting physical care and health routines
• Working in partnership
• Understanding legislation relating to the care, health and safety of children
• Supporting children’s play
• Observation of children
• Planning to meet the needs of the developing child
• Supporting creative play
• Meeting the nutritional needs of children
• Supporting positive behaviour

How will the course be assessed?

Assessments will take the form of classroom tasks such as the creation of leaflets, case studies and written responses to research questions. Students must also demonstrate competency in the real work environment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Materials and other information

You will be required to purchase a uniform for placement. You will also need to pay for a DBS clearance check to ensure you can complete the placement part of your course.

Progression and Careers

Upon completion of this programme, you will be Level 2 Practitioner qualified and may choose to progress directly into employment, onto an Apprenticeship or our Level 3 programme.

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