Early Years Practitioner Level 2
This qualification will equip you with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills related to the care and education of babies and young children aged from birth to seven years, specifically in the early years (0-5 years). The course content is aligned with the Department for Education’s (DfE) criteria for ‘Level 2 Early Years Practitioners in the Workforce’.
Throughout the course, you will be taught about health and safety, safeguarding, equality, and diversity, as well as the roles and responsibilities of practitioners in early years. You will also learn how to provide quality care and education for children in this age group. In addition, you will be required to complete a minimum of 250 placement hours that provide ample opportunities for skills application with babies and young children to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.
Upon completion, you can work in various supervised roles, such as a nursery practitioner or pre-school practitioner. The qualification also allows you to progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications.
The course typically takes one academic year to complete and there will be one day per week study in class. There could be conditional funding options available to you, contact [email protected] to find out more.
- You must have a GCSE Grade 3(D) in English
- You must have a GCSE Grade 3(D) in Maths
Health and safety
Equality and diversity
Roles and responsibilities of an Early Years Practitioner
Early years edcuation
Care needs for children
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
Debbie is very experienced in early years education having worked in the childcare industry, both in practice and management, for many years. She has a Level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management, Level 4 in Education and Training, and the A1 Assessing qualification. Most recently, she has completed the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Debbie is the course manager for the adult’s level 3 Early Years Workforce programme, and assesses students in their work place to support competency and practical skills. She's passionate about promoting professional practice and supporting students on their journey through further education to gain employment in the early years sector.Debbie Shore