Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to seven 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. Students will need to complete 250 hours work placement with babies and young children to show competence in both knowledge and skills to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification. This will be supported by our dedicated placement team in the College.

Units included in the Level 2 diploma:
– 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
– Partnership working in the early years
– Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

We typically require a grade 2 or higher in maths and English to enrol on the Level 2 Diploma.

This qualification allows a student to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce. Students may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
– nursery practitioner
– classroom assistant
– pre-school practitioner.

Students are also able to progress onto Level 3 Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education or other relevant Level 3 qualifications.

Call 01724 294030 Email info@northlindsey.ac.uk
    • Course Title

      Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

    • Start Date


    • Type

      Full Time – Typically Sept-Jun delivery

    • Duration

      The Level 2 diploma can normally be completed in one year.

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