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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 2 Diploma

This part time course is suitable for those wishing to develop their understanding of working with children and provide a good introduction to working in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You will attend college one day per week and have paid or voluntary work in a suitable setting for a minimum of 10 hours per week.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

You will study a broad range of subjects within the early years environment including Child Development, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, supporting children with additional needs and Speech and Language.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have good communication skills and enjoy working with children, you should have GCSE/Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and maths. You will also be required to have a clear DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW).

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a wide range of methods, there is no external assessment (exam) for this course.

What can I do after this course?

Learners could progress onto the part time Level 3 Early Years Educator or Supporting Teaching and Learning course, gain an Apprenticeship or relevant sector employment.

How much does this course cost?

This Level 2 Certificate in Childcare costs £1490.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

DHSL (Department of Hospitality, Spa Industries and Landbased)

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus or the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus, depending upon where you have chosen to do this course.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a notepad and pen.


The College Shop (located at our City Centre Campus) offers a wide selection of stationary, course equipment and starter kits to suit your study needs.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: Download the Part-time Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses.


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