Early Years Practitioner - Level 2 ST0888.


Course Details

Code: PEYSWB00102

  • Location: Broadway

Course Summary

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.

They will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. An EYP will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. They will also work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. They will also have a responsibility for ensuring that they recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Course Content

This course will be delivered via blended learning and observations of practice carried out in the workplace.

You will meet the KSB's of the apprenticeship standard and in your daily work, will interact with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.

Course Assessment

Full time apprentices will spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All apprentices must spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme.

As a gateway requirement and prior to taking the EPA, apprentices must achieve all approved qualifications mandated in the Early Years Practitioner standard. These are:
- Early Years Practitioner Qualification (level 2)
Apprentices must achieve level 1 English and mathematics and take the tests for level 2 prior to taking their EPA.

The End Point Assessment will consisit of the following:
- Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio
- Knowledge Test

Employer Benefits

Learners completing apprenticeships are able to taylor their training to meet the needs of the employer and their particular workplace. Learners are motivated to learn new skills and implement these in the workplace. The promotes motivation and a happy workforce.


No Additional costs


Early Years Practitioner Qualification (level 2)
Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard


You can then Progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

You will need to be in a suitable Early Years Setting such as a Nursery and have a DBS.
You will need to have Level 1 Functional Skills, and sit the exams for Level 2 prior to End Point Assessment.

Code: PEYSWB00102

  • Location: Broadway
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