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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Case Study: Rising Stars Nursery

Rising Stars Nursery is dedicated to providing a quality Early Childhood Education experience for children in a loving, stimulating and secure environment, with the aid and guidance of qualified, experienced, caring teachers and support staff.

Rising Stars Nursery has had a long association with Lancaster and Morecambe College and has taken on apprentices through the College’s recruitment and matching service. Expert assessors support the Apprentices to achieve their qualification in the workplace and develop the skills and qualities to be excellent staff for Rising Stars.

Utilising the range of qualifications on offer from the College, Rising Stars have also supported their existing staff to achieve the Level 2 and Level 3 childcare qualifications. They have also developed employees skills further with ITQ and customer service training.

What Our Clients Say About Us...


Beaumont College‘We use LMC Business as a training provider to supply our employees not just with 1 day courses but also with longer term development opportunities. Some of our staff have recently undertaken the Teaching Assistant course as well as the teacher training courses.

We have also recruited an number of apprentices through LMC Business including Business Administration, IT and Catering. In addition to this LMC Business provide on-site training in numeracy and literacy to our staff on a weekly basis.

LMC Business and Beaumont College have developed a great business partnership and strive to ensure that employees from different sectors all receive the right qualifications for them.’

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