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Level 2

CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner


This course is designed to support you to meet the requirements for Level 2 Early Years practitioners. You will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide high quality Early Years care and education, and you will be able to progress to the Level 3 course if you meet the entry requirements. You will learn about working with babies and young children form birth to seven years of age, with the opportunity to work with children during your practical training placement. This course meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.


You will need to meet the following criteria in order to secure a place on the course:

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or higher, one of which must be English Language. It is important that you have an English Language GCSE as you will be working with young children, supporting their emerging literacy.

You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check and provide two satisfactory references.


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