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Great Progression Opportunities
This course will help you progress towards your career. That might be starting an Apprenticeship in a nursery setting or progressing through higher education to become a primary teacher or teaching assistant.
You will learn a range of practical and employability skills through activities in class. This will range from nappy changing and preparing feeds to creative and sensory activities such as reading stories and supporting language and literacy skills.
English and Maths Skills
Your tutors will support your English and Maths skills as you study towards GCSEs in both subjects. They will also support you to develop your academic and practical skills so that you are ready to tackle the challenges of a Level 3 course or Apprenticeship the following year.
What Will I Learn?
Units you will study include:
- 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 sand 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 (SEND).
- Promote positive behaviour in Early Years settings.
Where Will It Take Me?
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to go directly into employment and access careers in the early years sector, working under supervision in a variety of roles including Nursery Practitioner, Classroom Assistant or Pre-School Practitioner, or progress onto Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications.
The Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner is assessed through coursework-based assessments alongside observations in practice and a portfolio of practice evidence.
Three GCSE’s at Grade 3 including English Language or Literature and/or Maths and a clear DBS check. Students without a Grade 4 in either English or Maths will be retaking either functional skills or GCSE, depending on the student’s GCSE results, and this will be incorporated into their programme of study.
Information & Support
The Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner has been developed to meet the needs of learners with a range of education requirements. These include learners who are working to achieve GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths in a post -16 setting.
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