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Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2

Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2

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The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in the early years (0–5 years).

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours for the duration of this apprenticeship which is expected to take up to 16 months.

You will complete a portfolio of work containing 14 mandatory units and demonstrate your working practices to complete the diploma component of this apprenticeship. You will then proceed onto the End Point Assessment which is made up of another 2 components a multi- choice exam and a professional discussion with the awarding body (NCFE).

Course Overview

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units. The mandatory units of study are:

• Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner

• Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years

• Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings

• Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings

• Understand how to support children’s development

• Support care routines for babies and young children

• Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational visits

• Promote play in an Early Years Setting

• Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles

• Support babies and young children to be physically active

• Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability

• Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings

• Partnership working in early years

• Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods.

For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Progression Routes

This qualification meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) full criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. This means upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue their early years studies by enrolling on the Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship. Alternatively, they may opt to move onto a Full Time course at LMC such as the Children’s Play, Learning & Development Level 3 qualification.

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Entry Requirements

To study this Apprenticeship you must:

  • Have 3 GCSE Minimum D or 2/3 or Functional Skills Level 1 which must include Math’s & English.

  • Complete a mandatory DBS check

  • Have enthusiasm for the subject and evidence of good skills in practical subjects

Relevant work experience will also be considered. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.

Course code: A35710-A1A