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Childcare – Early Years Practitioner

Level 2

Course code: H02P165
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 12-15 months
Subject area: Childcare
Location: Hereford
No fee information available

About the course

This apprenticeship teaches you about working with children and supporting the planning of daily activities. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work in settings such as children’s centres or pre-schools, learning about child development stages, liaising with colleagues and professional agencies, following safeguarding policies and procedures, and referring concerns.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships

  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner

Why choose us

Apprentices benefit from working with a highly qualified and supportive apprenticeship assessor. The tutors delivering the course are sector-qualified and this allows for real-life experiences to be brought into the classroom. The way we approach learning is to provide not only the knowledge to complete assignments but also the experience to develop confidence within settings.

What you could do next

  • Apprentices can progress to the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship

  • Alternatively, adult apprentices may progress onto the L3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce.

  • Some apprentices, who have achieved at level 2 in English and Maths may wish to consider progression onto the Education and Childcare T Level

Assessment methods

  • The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

  • The apprenticeship will be assessed by end point assessment, after a minimum of one year of training

Entry requirements

• Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training programme.

• An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

• Apprentices without English or maths (at Level 2 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment).

• We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

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