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Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

Maximum Employer Contribution


Typical course duration

13 Months (Plus EPA)

Early Years Practitioners operate in diverse settings, implementing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines for children aged birth to 5. They actively engage in planning and conducting indoor and outdoor activities, ensuring children's welfare and delivering educational programs in alignment with the setting's ethos. Working alongside qualified educators, they observe, assess, and tailor activities to individual children's needs, fostering child-led and adult-led experiences. Interacting with parents, children, colleagues, and professionals, they prioritise safety, contribute to care needs, and support learning experiences while collaborating to address child welfare concerns under supervision.

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Start Date                                  


Apprenticeship Level


Typical Duration

13 Months (Plus EPA)


Blended learning with one-to-one support

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

How's the assessment broken down?


Creation of a portfolio of learning demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in  the workplace.

Undertakes research and analysis of a workplace project.

Evidence of 360° feedback within the portfolio of learning.

End Point Assessment Gateway:

Completed portfolio of learning.

English and Maths level 2 as a minimum.

Completed Workplace Project.

End Point Assessment (Involving 2 Assessment Methods):

Simulated Task.

Project report & presentation with Q&A.

Employer confirms apprentice is consistently working at or above the level of the standard.


Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

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