Early Years Practitioner
(16-18) 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. The Diploma will ideal for those hoping to work with children and young people in an Early Years setting.
- Early Years practitioner
- Pre -school practitioner
- Childminder practitioner
- Progression to Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma
More than just a course
This full -time course comprises of theoretical classroom delivery, including Functional Skills English and Maths, if required and extensive practical workplace (3 days per week) in a variety of early years settings with regular workplace observation assessment.
This is a qualification ideal for individuals with a focussed career ambition.
- 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 professional
- All Trainer / Assessors are industry experience
- Opportunity to gain real work experience with local employers
- Development of employability and sector skills
- Opportunity to improve English and Maths
- Do not require any previous childcare experience or qualifications
GCSE English and Maths Grade C or 4 or above or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths will be required to gain a licence to practice and / or should you wish progress to the Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma.
- Functional Skills English and Maths can be undertaken if required.
- Good personal skills are essential when working with children and young people
- A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check will be essential.
What the students say
“It is great having a mix of time in college and in work. You learn the theory and the hands-on skills that will help gain employment”