Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2

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As an apprentice, your job role will depend on your employer and the environment they work within as caring for children can occur in a wide variety of settings.

On this apprenticeship, you will assist children with their learning and development. Whether you are new to the industry or would like to further develop your skills, this apprenticeship will take your childcare skills to the next level.

Course Information

There will be a mixture of theoretical and practical activities to develop you throughout the course including one-to-one discussions, research tasks, videos and other interactive activities. You will attend college once a month.

Assessment will take place via written work submitted in your electronic portfolio and practical observations carried out by your assessor. Practical competence will also be observed by your assigned mentor in the work setting.

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Units / Modules

As part of this apprenticeship, you will study the Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 2. You will learn about all aspects of children’s care and education through theory lessons with your college assessor.

The units you study may include:

  • Introduction to communication
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Supporting positive behaviour 
  • Supporting children and young people at meal or snack times

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to develop your functional skills in English, maths and ICT ready for the workplace.

Entry Requirements

You must have a good standard of spoken and written English and a minimum of Level 1 qualifications in English and maths or equivalent.

Additionally, Either you will have completed a relevant Level 1 qualification in childcare or a related field, or you will have some relevant experience of childcare. You will need to demonstrate that you are a responsible person with the skills and qualities needed to care for young children.

You must also currently be employed in the early years sector.

Career Progression

Progression may include the Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 or relevant employment.

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Course Details

Duration

12 - 17 months

Study Type

Full time

Course Code

74445-01

Course Facts

History

97.2% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

Extra Curriculum

The average salary for a qualified nursery assistant is £17,000.

Labour Market

Only 2% of early years workers are male.

Course FAQs

WILL AN APPRENTICESHIP AFFECT MY BENEFITS?

It might do so it is worth speaking to your Jobcentre Plus advisor. There are incentives available to some students that will be discussed with you at enrolment.

WILL I GET ANNUAL LEAVE?

Yes. You will have the same rights as any other full-time employee of the company. You will need to read your contract when the company issues it to you to find out your terms of employment. This will cover terms surrounding sick pay, holiday and working hours.

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