Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Code: P291944

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Two happy early years students training with baby mannequin

This course is suitable for those aged from 16 years and have an interest in working with children between birth and seven years 11 months.

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

•    EYP 1 Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner 
•    EYP 2 Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years 
•    EYP 3 Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings 
•    EYP 4 Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings 
•    EYP 5 Understand how to support children’s development 
•    EYP 6 Support care routines for babies and young children 
•    EYP 7 Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational 
•    EYP 8 Promote play in an Early Years Setting 
•    EYP 9 Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles 
•    EYP 10 Support babies and young children to be physically active 
•    EYP 11 Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability 
•    EYP 12 Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings 
•    EYP 13 Partnership working in the early years 
•    EYP 14 Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

On completion you will gain a Level 2 licence to practice in the Early Years Sector.

You will have the opportunity to attend enrichment sessions and use the onsite virtual nursery and sensory room. You will enjoy regular professional visits and take part in events with the onsite nursery giving you the extra skills and knowledge in your chosen field.

This course includes mandatory 250hrs work placement within the Early Years and Education sector.

You will need five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Math & English.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

On completion of this course and the accompanying GCSEs in Math and English, you will be able to progress to the T Level 3 Early Years and Education, a traineeship, apprenticeship or employment as an Early Years Assistant.

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