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Nursery nurses and assistants

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Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.

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Education advisers and school inspectors

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. Students are also required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the course. A York College placement top will also need to be purchased.


One year for each level.

What will I study?

This course prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to five years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years.

Units covered include:

  • Child development
  • Children’s health and well-being
  • Play and learning
  • Providing safe environments for children
  • Child health
  • Understanding children’s additional needs
  • Observation, assessment and planning

How will I be assessed?

Students must pass seven assignments in Year One and also a Controlled Assessment. If successful, you will progress to Year Two and study a further seven assignments and also a Controlled Assessment. All coursework is graded A* - D grade.

Students are also required to complete 375 hours of work placement for the Certificate and 750 hours for the Diploma and will be assessed in the workplace.

What could it lead to?

Upon achievement of this qualification, students will be fully qualified as Early Years professionals and may progress into employment such as teaching assistants, nannies or work in nurseries. You will also be able to go to university to study Education, Primary Teaching or Social Work.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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