Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Expected course duration

13 - 16 months

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Course duration: 13 - 16 months

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 apprenticeship is the perfect programme for an entry-level early years practitioner. It teaches the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a childcare professional.

As a childcare practitioner, you’ll have an impactful role in the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

- Assistant childminders
- Early years practitioners
- Nannies and early years workers
- Nursery assistants
- Nursery nurses and practitioners

Eligibility Criteria

- Meet apprenticeship eligibility criteria.
- Meet course suitability and initial assessment requirements in English and maths.
- To not already hold an early years qualification at level 2 or above.

Course details

Understand more about how the course is taught and what you can expect from our teaching…

During your apprenticeship, you’ll learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a level 2 qualified childcare professional. To achieve this you’ll cover a variety of topics that include: 

As you approach the end of your apprenticeship, we allow for a three-month period for you to prepare for and sit your End Point Assessment (EPA). For this apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed in the following ways:

To make our apprenticeships as accessible as possible, all of our teaching is delivered online by our expert tutors. You’ll have access to our e-learning platform, Canvas, where you can access all of your lesson materials, additional resources and assignment submissions.

You’ll be supported by our team of expert tutors who have an employment background in childcare and can bring their experience to your education. 

Your role as an early years practitioner can be just the start of a long-term career in the childcare industry. There are a range of pathways available to you upon completion to allow you to continue to progress in your career, some of which include:

Course benefits

Hover over the icons below to learn more about the benefits available to you as an AC learner…

Achieve an additional childcare qualification

You can achieve an additional accredited Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (RQF) qualification within 15 months of starting your programme.

Develop a broad range of industry specific skills

You'll develop a comprehensive and diverse range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support you with the foundations for a long- term career.

Access to extracurricular courses

You'll have access to a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of extracurricular courses designed to support your personal and professional development. 

Exclusive apprenticeship discounts

As an apprentice, you'll get exclusive apprenticeship discounts on hundreds of highstreet brands with a TOTUM apprentice card and a free Student Beans account. 

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Course duration: 13 - 16 months

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 apprenticeship is the perfect programme for an entry-level early years practitioner. It teaches the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a childcare professional.

As a childcare practitioner, you’ll have an impactful role in the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

- Assistant childminders
- Early years practitioners
- Nannies and early years workers
- Nursery assistants
- Nursery nurses and practitioners

Eligibility Criteria

- Meet apprenticeship funding eligibility criteria.
- Meet course suitability and initial assessment requirements in English and maths.
- To not already hold an early years qualification at level 2 or above.

Course details

Understand more about how the course is taught and what you can expect from our teaching…

During your apprenticeship, you’ll learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a level 2 qualified childcare professional. To achieve this you’ll cover a variety of topics that include: 

As you approach the end of your apprenticeship, we allow for a three-month period for you to prepare for and sit your End Point Assessment (EPA). For this apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed in the following ways:

To make our apprenticeships as accessible as possible, all of our teaching is delivered online by our expert tutors. You’ll have access to our e-learning platform, Canvas, where you can access all of your lesson materials, additional resources and assignment submissions.

You’ll be supported by our team of expert tutors who have an employment background in childcare and can bring their experience to your education. 

Your role as an early years practitioner can be just the start of a long-term career in the childcare industry. There are a range of pathways available to you upon completion to allow you to continue to progress in your career, some of which include:

Course benefits

Hover over the icons below to learn more about the benefits available to you as an AC learner…

Achieve an additional childcare qualification

You can achieve an additional accredited Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (RQF) qualification within 15 months of starting your programme.

Exclusive apprenticeship discounts

As an apprentice, you'll get exclusive apprenticeship discounts on hundreds of high street brands with a TOTUM apprentice card and a free Student Beans account.

Develop a broad range of industry specific skills

You'll develop a comprehensive and diverse range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support you with the foundations for a long- term career.

Access to extracurricular courses

You'll have access to a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of extracurricular courses designed to support your personal and professional development. 

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

Eligibility criteria

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