Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

Level 2

Up to 12 - 15 months

Maximum Funding for Employers: £4,000

Start Date: Once a month

Entry Requirements:

Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Progression Plan:
Job Roles: Nursery Assistant, Early Years Practitioner, Nursery Practitioner, Nursery Nurse, Assistant Childminder,
Nanny, Early Years Worker

Further Education:
Level 3 Early Years Educator, Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

Professional recognition and certification:
Criteria for Level 3 Early Years qualifications for Early Years Educator

End Point Assessment:
End-point assessment (EPA) takes place at the end of the apprenticeship programme when the apprentice has passed through the gateway and been signed off as ready for the assessment by their employer. It is a synoptic assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard learnt throughout the apprenticeship programme. Professional Discussion (with portfolio), Knowledge Test.

For further information, please contact:
02033 711 041

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