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Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard



Approx. duration: Minimum 12 months ( This does not include the EPA period).

Start Date: Anytime

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 before 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.

On-programme learning: Training to become an Early Years Practitioner, working in an Early Years setting. Attending college one day a week on a Wednesday morning.

Progression: Move on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Early Years Practitioners, and other job roles such as nursery nurses and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The apprentice will complete an Endpoint Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their chosen occupation.