Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard


Course Assessment Method

The Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard has an End Point Assessment which consists of 2 discrete assessment methods:

Assessment method 1: Professional Discussion underpinned by the Portfolio

Assessment method 2: Knowledge Test

Performance in the End Point Assessment will determine the overall apprenticeship standard grade of:

· Fail

· Pass

· Distinction

Within the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification, you will be assessed by your tutor through a range of methods. This will include building a portfolio of evidence with written assignments, tasks and direct observations to demonstrate competency in a real work environment.

Entry Requirements

To undertake a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship you are required to hold 4 GCSE's at D grade/3 Points, to include Maths and English at Level 1 or above.

You will also need to secure employment in an Early Years setting such as; full day care, children’s centre, pre-school or childminders.

You will attend an interview at the college

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

Duration is typically 15 months

Apprentices will be expected to work in an Early Years Setting for 4 days a week where you will be ensuring that young children learn and develop and are kept healthy and safe.

You will work and interact directly with children to support the planning and delivery of activities, following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is a requirement set by the Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

You will be required to attend college 1 day a week where you will attend Maths and/or English GCSE and study the following early years topics;

> Support physical care routines for children

> An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner

> Understand how to work in partnership

> Understand legislation, relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

> Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child

> Use observation, assessment and planning

> Engage in professional development

What's Next

On completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship and achievement of Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE/FS), you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship Standard.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: August 2021

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