This Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship is a great way to begin your journey in Early Years, it is ideal for those who need more experience and want to gain knowledge of an Early Years setting, if you are passionate about working with children aged from birth to five years then this course is for you, you will learn all about the role of the Early Years Practitioner through practical experiences and knowledge units.
An Early Years Practitioner works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care of children under the supervision of the Early Years Educator.
The course is aimed at those who want an apprenticeship in Early Years, the level two course is an excellent way to gain more experience and to move towards level three. The course is taken whilst working in the Early Years sector, so you will gain knowledge as well as great experience working in a setting, learning about the day-to-day role of the Early Years Practitioner.
You will have a blend of taught sessions and practical observations to evidence the criteria required to complete the qualification.
There are a total of 14 units to complete during your apprenticeship, including; safeguarding, working in partnership, the role of the Early Years Practitioner, and supporting the planning and delivery of activities, all of these units are mandatory.
As part of the apprenticeship you will be required to meet the knowledge skills and behaviours as defined by the institute of apprenticeships, once yourself, your employer, and the College feel that that you are ready then you will be put forward for the end point assessment, this consists of a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence and a knowledge test – this is carried out by an independent assessor. You will be awarded a pass or distinction final grade.
The entry qualifications for the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship are Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths Level 1 or above – you must attempt Level 2 before you can take the End Point assessment.
If you are unable to meet these entry qualifications an alternative course within Early Years could be available.
The apprenticeship will take 12 months to complete (this does not include the three months EPA period).
The majority of your apprenticeship will be based in the workplace with your employer, your College attendance will be a combination of online and face to face learning.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248.
There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.Aged 16 to 18.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81. per hour.Aged 19 or over and in your first year.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4..81 per hour.Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.
You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248.
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