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Early Years Practitioner Level 2

The broad purpose of the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Childcare
Apprenticeships
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 78
Hours:
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Offsite

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/early-years-practitioner-level-2
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Course Information for Students

The broad purpose of the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care of children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional in the workforce.

This apprenticeship entails:

  • A Level 2 Diploma
  • Maths and English Level 1 Functional Skills with a Level 2 uplift
  • End-point assessment
  • 20% off-the-job training
  • One day at College to learn the theory of being an Early Years Practitioner.
  • Full support from an assessor who is also your tutor

You need:

  • to be working in an early years environment with a range of children from babies to five-year-olds
  • a good standard of English and maths
  • an ambition to pursue an early years career
  • Level 1 Maths and English uplifted to Level 2
  • Off-the-job training hours
  • End-point assessment
  • Level 2 Diploma covering working in partnership with carers and parents; safeguarding and child protection; using play to support children’s learning and growth; use and importance of hygiene; communciation and wellbeing of  children; and health, safety and wellbeing of  children

You will learn a range of theoretical knowledge about health and safety, hazards and regulations relating to looking after babies and children – including signs and symptoms of injuries and safeguarding policies and procedures. 

You will also develop professional behaviour, communication techniques, knowledge of nutrition and hygiene, and the ability to keep documentary records. 

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site. 

You will need a laptop for access to your course work.

  • Observation
  • Questioning
  • Products of work
  • Professional discussion
  • Projects

Further Study

You could consider the Level 3 Early Years Advanced Practitioner qualification. 

 

Careers

You could advance to a supervisor role. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

The apprenticeship entails:

  • An end-point assessment
  • 20% off-the-job training
  • One day at College to learn the theory of being an Early Years Practitioner
  • Full support from an assessor who is also the apprentice’s tutor

The apprentice should be employed in a nursery looking after a range of  children from babies up to five-year-olds.

The employer should provide support, training and paid leave to attend College on a Tuesday.

  • Support and training
  • Paid time to attend College on a Tuesday
  • Support for the assessor and time off work for the apprentice to spend time with the assessor
  • Support with the 20% off-the-job training
  • Support with completing reviews
  • Support with the end-point assessment
  • Professional attitude
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good time-keeping
  • Ambition to pursue an early years career
  • Level 1 Maths and English uplifted to Level 2
  • Off-the-job training hours
  • End-point assessment
  • Level 2 Diploma

The Diploma covers:

  • Working in partnership with carers and parents
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Using play to support the children’s learning and growth
  • Use and importance of hygiene
  • Communication and wellbeing of children
  • Health, safety and wellbeing of children

The apprentice will learn a range of theoretical knowledge about health and safety, hazards and regulations relating to looking after babies and children. This includes signs and symtoms that a baby is injured, plus the  safeguarding policies and procedures to follow.

They will also build their professional behaviour, communication techniques, knowledge of nutrition and hygiene, and ability to keep documentary records. 

  • Observation
  • Questioning
  • Products of work
  • Professional discussion
  • Projects

Theory class is on a Tuesday. If the apprentice needs to complete their Functional Skills, that will also take place on this day. The day release should be paid as part of their working week.

They will need a laptop.

They can consider a Level 3 Advanced Practitioner programme.

  • Supervisor
  • Manager

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

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More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:08 am