Early Years Practitioner

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 2

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma is a 12 – month course equivalent to 4-5 GCSEs.  The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria.


This is an ideal qualification for unemployed individuals with a focussed career ambition, volunteers and unqualified new employees in the sector.

You will study a selection of topics that will link to your working practices including:

  • Child development from birth to 7 years
  • Safeguarding babies and young children in an Early Years setting
  • Supporting health &safety in an Early Years setting
  • Understanding how to support children with special educational needs and / or disabilities
  • Promoting wellbeing in an Early Years setting
  • Working with parents, colleagues and other professionals

How you will learn

A dedicated Tutor/Assessor will support you throughout your study programme on a tutorial basis providing a versatile and flexible approach to your learning. Your work placement commitment should be a minimum of 12 hours a week in an early year’s environment.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed continually throughout your learning using a variety of assessment methods including written work, assessor observations, testimonies and work evidence captured in the work setting.

All Trainer / Assessors have industry experience

Special entry requirements

You are required to hold a disclosure and barring service check (DBS); this allows you to access the work setting.

Progression Opportunities

  • Early Years practitioner
  • Pre -school practitioner
  • Childminder practitioner
  • Progression to Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma


£800 inclusive of registration and certification fees.

Regardless of personal circumstances or employment status, fees maybe waivered should you meet specific eligibility criteria. Further information is available enquiry.