This Level 2 qualification is ideal for anyone who is looking to work with children aged between birth and five years. It will give you knowledge and skills in working with children up to seven years of age.
Alongside your Early Years practitioner qualification, you will study Employment Rights and Responsibilities and will complete Level 1 Maths, IT and English - and prepare to sit Level 2 - unless you already have grade 4-9 at GCSE.
Throughout the apprenticeship, you will use an e-portfolio system and keep a reflection diary.
You must be over 16 and have a good standard of English.You should have secured an apprenticeship with an employer. The College can give you support in finding an employer or you could look on the apprenticeship vacancies website.
You will be allocated an assessor who will support you throughout the apprenticeship. Assessment is in the form of:
The only costs involve attending College on a Tuesday if applicable.
You could progress to a Level 3 qualification.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus. Before embarking on her apprenticeship,
Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.