Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

This qualification is for those who work, or are about to work as a nursery assistant, crèche worker or childminder in a supporting role where you will work with babies and young children, but generally under supervision. Topics covered include understanding child development, communication, safeguarding, health and safety, assessment and planning. This is a work based qualification and you will be assessed in the setting whilst working with babies and young children (0-5 years old).

What are the entry requirements for Level 2?

For all levels you will complete an Initial Assessment to identify your English and Maths levels and attend an informal interview with a teacher.

To enrol for a Level 2 course, you must be working at Functional Skills Level 1 in English

Voluntary or Employment placement requirements:

For a Level 2 course you need to be working in an establishment caring for babies and children from 0-5 years.  You can be either employed or working on a voluntary basis for a minimum of 9 hours per week which will be confirmed with your employer / placement.

How is the qualification delivered and assessed?

At present all of our courses are being delivered online via Zoom, which may move to a combination of online and face to face teaching if all current COVID restrictions are lifted. During all of our qualification courses you will build an e-portfolio of work where you will demonstrate your ability and knowledge. We will set up your account and provide you with opportunities to develop your skills to use it effectively. 

Timetabled sessions are held during term time and will include workshops, taught sessions and tutorials.  For level 2 your teacher/assessor will arrange to visit your workplace to observe you in practice.  All portfolios must be completed by the date agreed with your assessor.  The course content will be planned individually to suit your level, experience and working environment.

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