What do I need to join?

3 GCSEs at grade A* - C or a Level 2 related qualification, PLUS GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or higher.
You will need to be working or volunteering in a relevant job role for at least 6 weeks prior to starting the course. You can complete the qualification as a paid worker or volunteer but must be in the childcare setting for at least 15 hours per week. You must also have a mentor in the workplace and be able to shadow your mentor to assist completing or independently complete learning journeys.
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

NVQs are nationally recognised qualifications that establish your competence against industry standards in your area of employment. They are studied in the workplace and can be started at a time to suit you. NVQ qualifications can be used to enhance your career opportunities, update your skills and prove capability in your job role.

Who is this course for?

This course is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the early years education workforce in England.
The qualification will allow you to demonstrate competence as an Early Years Educator, Child minder or Nursery Nurse and develop your knowledge and skills related to these job roles, as well as develop your own personal growth and engagement in learning.
This qualification requires you to spend time in a real work environment working with children aged 0-8 years.

Contact Details

Karen Banks
Training Co-ordinator: Early Years - Child Education
Direct Dial – 01524 521479
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For enrolment and other enquiries please phone the NVQ Office on 01524 521211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Information Sheet

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