Level 2 Diploma inEarly Years Practitioner

This is a qualification for anyone wanting to work with children. It gives you the skills and confidence that you need to either carry on with further study or step straight into a job.

This cutting-edge course explores the development of children from birth to 16 years of age. It covers exciting topics, like children and play, as well as the latest thinking in children's services.

Course Content

  • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Support care routines for babies and young children
  • Promote play in an Early Years Setting
  • Health and safety of babies and young children
  • Partnership working
  • Promoting positive behaviour

The course is internally assessed through placement competence, written assignments, and a multiple-choice exam paper.


This course includes:

  • placements in primary schools and day nurseries
  • guest speakers, who are practising childcare professionals
  • a range of teaching methods, adapted to your preferred learning style
  • opportunities to upgrade your literacy and numeracy skills

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths: one at grade C/4 or above, the other at grade E/2 or above, plus 2 other GCSE's at grade 2 or above
A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for courses involving work placement and will be required before going into employment

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you could enter employment, as an assistant in a range of early years settings, or continue your studies on the two-year, full- or part-time CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24KFG5071


“The College has invested in recent years to improve the facilities for students: “There is a big library at the college where many useful books and journals can be found. Also, computers are available for student use in the college whenever they are needed and quiet places for studying can be found as well. I really like the fact that buildings in the college are newly built and also there are some shops and cafeterias available on site”

Rated 5/5 for her overall experience as an international student at Loughborough College.

Elina Kamilova