Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Maximum Contribution

£200

Typical course duration

13 Months (Plus EPA)

Introduction to the apprenticeship

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 environmen... read more

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The apprenticeship at a glance

Start Date
Flexible
Level
Level 2
Typical Duration
13 Months (Plus EPA)
Delivery
Blended learning with one to one support
Entry Requirements
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout their course to aid your learning
End Point Assessments (EPA)

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass or Distinction
Qualification
Early Years Practitioner Level 2

This course will provide the learner with understanding in multiple areas of childcare including:

  • Early years development of children and young people in communication and personal development
  • How to develop a positive and caring environment for children and young people
  • Build and maintain a relationship with children and young people
  • Why health and well-being is important for babies and children

  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout their course to aid your learning

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

On successful completion, apprentices will be eligible for the following roles:

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Early Years Educator
  • Creche Assistant
  • Toy Library Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Youth and Community Worker
  • Nanny
  • Assistant Childminder

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass or Distinction

Off-the-Job training (OJT) is a requirement for all apprenticeship standards at all levels. Apprentices must spend 20% of their contracted working hours undertaking Off-the-Job training.

Off-the-Job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard and teaching them the new knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their role.