Early years Practioner L2
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6 hours per week
This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments.
What You’ll Learn
This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. It sets out the minimum knowledge, understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.
This qualification requires the learner to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
- knowledge of child development
- health and safety
- support the planning of and deliver activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
- support children with special educational needs and disabilities
- own role and development
- working with others? – parents, colleagues, other professionals
Below are mandatory units covered in the Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Understanding the principles of babies and young children development
Understanding the safeguarding of babies and young children
Understanding health and safety in a babies and young children work setting
Health and well-being in a babies and young children work setting
Communicating in a babies and young children work setting
Supporting the development of babies and young children
Supporting the child in the transition to school
Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Developing self in a babies and young children work setting
Working with others in a babies and young children work setting
Equality and inclusion in a babies and young children work setting
Support positive behaviour in a babies and young children work setting
Must be 16 and over before August. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.
How you will be assessed?
Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed using the assessment methods. Where possible your assessor will integrate knowledge outcomes into practical observations through oral questioning.
English & Maths
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to 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.
End Point Assessment
End-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that an apprentice goes through to complete their apprenticeship. The apprentice must show their learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are distinction, pass or fail.
Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
Course and Career Progression
Your tutor will advise you on progression. You can progress to further study a higher level course or another course at EBCF. Careers Information, advice and guidance is also available at EBCF.