Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practioner prepares learners to work with children between birth and 5 years, with knowledge of children up to 7 years.
This is the start of your journey in becoming an Early Years Educator. If you are interested in working with children in the early years, then this level 2 qualification will support your development into the childcare sector.
This qualification is for those working or volunteering in a school environment and want to gain a nationally recognised qualification. It is suitable for those working in roles supporting pupils learning including:
- Teaching assistants
- Learning support assistants
- Special educational needs assistants
What can I do next?
On completion of this qualification you will be able to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce or gain employment as a:
- Nursery Assistant
- Pre-School Assistant.
What will I be doing?
Through attending College one evening per week, you will undertake units relating to the following mandatory themes
- Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
- Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Professional development
Optional units include:
- Supporting healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
- Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
- Support creative play
You will be assigned your own personal Assessor who will support you with gathering evidence to support the assessment of your work.
How will I be assessed?
To gain this qualification you will need to achieve a Pass in ALL units. Full achievement of this qualification will not be attained until all components are complete
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task we have set.
You will need to show competence in a 'real work' environment.
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. 250 placement hours are recommended in settings for children aged 0-5yrs
You must have a paid or voluntary role in an early years setting for at least 10 hours a week.
If you'd like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.
What do I need to bring?
You may want to purchase the course book ' Certificate In An Introduction To Early Years Education And Care (Qcf) '
The fee for this course is £889.00
If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.
These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change