Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 2

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2023


The aim of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to five years.

The qualification meets the Department for Education (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

What will I do?

You will be required to volunteer in an Early Years Setting (working with children aged 0-5) for 8-10 hours per week and attend monthly workshops. During these workshops you will receive guidance and support from industry trained staff to enable you to complete tasks within your qualification and link together the skills and knowledge you have learnt from practice to the theory you learn in workshops.

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Early Years Practitioner Diploma.

The Early Years Practitioner Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for three days per week.

The Caring for Children Under Five Introductory Diploma is free and available to those under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

For those aged 19+ we offer a part time option to study the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma.

You can work under supervision in roles such as: Nursery practitioner, Classroom assistant, Pre-school practitioner. You could progress on to the Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Level 3

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You can download our course guide