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Level Two Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship

This Level 2 qualification is ideal for anyone who is looking to work with children aged between birth and five years.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Childcare
Apprenticeships
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 62
Hours:
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Offsite

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

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.

  • Knowledge of child development
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Support the planning of and deliver activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
  • Support children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Own role and development
  • Working with others – parents, colleagues and other professionals

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

The only costs involve attending College on a Tuesday if applicable.

You will need a laptop to access your e-portfolio.

You will be allocated an assessor who will support you throughout the apprenticeship. Assessment is in the form of:

  • observation
  • questions
  • products of work
  • professional discussions

Further Study 

You could progress to a Level 3 qualification.

 

Careers

  • Childminder
  • Nursery worker

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

Course Information for Employers

The programme lasts for around 18 months, depending on the apprentice’s age and experience. It entails one day a week at College – a Tuesday. There is a visit from the assessor at least once a month. 

The programme covers:

  • Knowledge of child development
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Support the planning of and deliver activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
  • Support children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Own role and development
  • Working with others – parents, colleagues and other professionals

Your apprentice should be aged 16+, should have an understanding of the job role and should be keen to pursue a career in the Early Years sector. 

Call us to discuss the entry requirements in greater detail.

  • A 30-hour contract
  • Paid time to attend College
  • Training in all the childcare skills
  • Opportunities to learn
  • Work with the College and the assessor
  • Good time-keeping
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ambition to pursue the role as a career
  • Imaginative approach
  • Motivation to succeed
  • Diploma
  • ERR
  • PTLS
  • Maths Levels 1 and 2
  • English Levels 1 and 2
  • IT Level 1

Assessment will be planned between yourself, the apprentice and an  assessor who will support them throughout the programme. It will take the form of:

  • observation
  • questions
  • products of work

Your apprentice will attend College on Tuesdays for the Early Years element of their programme. They may also have to attend for Functional Skills training, depending on whether they are exempt.

No – but they will need a laptop.

They can progress to Level 3 qualifications.

  • Supervisor
  • Childminder

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

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Childminders and Related Occupations

£3626

Childminders and Related Occupations

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

£15244

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:00 am