Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - Level 2

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  • Duration:13-15 months
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Course overview

This course is the first step towards a foundation in Children and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW) sector. This can lead to employment, further education or Early Years Educator (EYE) Level 3.

You will work towards the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) Qualification (Level 2), with future progression onto Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard and gain professional industry experience.

You will be taught by an expert industry qualified and highly experienced, local tutor, with any additional support to suit your personal learning style and learning needs.

This course covers range of theoretical and applied knowledge. You will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to meet the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard. This will also include practical observations.

The course will be taught via blended learning, with classroom delivery.

All students will complete Skills Scan and initial assessments prior to enrolment to ascertain role and programme suitability, and to build an Individual Learning Plan to meet skills gaps, knowledge, skills behaviour development and qualification specification.

This is a popular course, where you will meet groups of like-minded people. There will be classroom project work and additional team working opportunities. You will be encouraged to share good industry practice and experiences.

Course assessment

Early Years Practitioner Qualification (Level 2) is assessed through various assessment methodology including observation, professional discussion, written assignment and questioning.

Apprenticeship Standard assessed by End Point Assessment. Students will be mentored to produce evidence suitable to meet Apprenticeship Standard for End Point Assessment:

Portfolio of evidence

Professional Discussion

Knowledge Test

What is received on achievement?

Apprenticeship Standard Certificate

Early Years Practitioner Qualification (Level 2) certificate

Functional Skills certificates (if applicable)

Other qualifications or certificates obtained whilst on programme

Course progression

On completion of the course, there are various progression routes:

1. Progress to EYE Level 3 Standard

2. Level 3 industry professional expectation for qualified staff

3. Increased employment opportunities

4. Secure employment in sector

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

Ideally you need GCSE grade A* – C (9-4) including Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalents, BKSB Initial Assessment Level 2 and ICT skills.

You need to be in relevant employment or be work ready.

There are no learner fees for apprenticeships

To be eligible for the government funding for this course, you must:

Have lived in the UK/EEA for the last 3 years

Currently reside in England

Fee information:

Your training is fully funded by contributions from the government and your employer.

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