This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years.
The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. It will provide progression to the Early Years Educator workforce at level 3.
To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.
Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
Understand how to support children’s development
Support care routines for babies and young Children
Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
Promote play in an Early Years Setting
Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
Support babies and young children to be physically active
Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
Support the needs of the child in preparing for school partnership working in the early years
For a voluntary placement a minimum of 16 hours is required, for an apprenticeship a minimum of 30 hours is required in a suitable work placement. Placement opportunity must allow for skills application with babies and young children sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.
Approximately 12 – 15 months to achieve all parts of the framework depending on individual circumstances.
Monthly sessions in the workplace or at GHQ Training weekly to be arranged on an individual basis.
You will be assessed on the units above by creating a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and competency. These assessments could include observations of work practices, written assignments, reflective practice and professional discussion.
Cost / Funding
Available via an apprenticeship from September 2019
Funding available via ESF (due to availability and eligibility)
Privately funded at a cost of £2,225 +VAT
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
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