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Early Years Practitioner – Level 2

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PW2APSCC
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  • Course aim

    Early Years Practitioners work as part of a team of trained individuals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    Nursery assistant, Early Years Worker, Nanny, Assistant Childminder.

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    This will include how to plan and implement inclusive play, promote speech, language and communication development and ensure that everything they do is in line with safeguarding and equality policies and procedures. They will also learn how to use reflective practice to get the most from their own continuous professional development. They will acquire all the skills and knowledge to promote children’s health, safety and wellbeing.

    What qualification will I get? Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course assessment

    Apprentices are required to attend college once a week, the rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer. Our childcare assessor will visit and observe the apprentice in practice.

    • Knowledge – Apprentices attend college based classes and are able to access the college’s online learning environment where specially prepared learning materials are available 24/7.
    • Skills and Behaviours – This development will be led by the employer in the workplace. College Assessors will visit the workplace to observer the apprentice undertaking their normal on-the-job duties, and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with the employer and the apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared and supported ahead of the next Assessor visit. Course Assessment – Include delivery models.
    • Functional Skills – Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
    • End Point Assessment
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

  • Benefits to apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    This apprenticeship could see you working in a nursery to support staff looking after children under the age of 5 or even supporting a busy childminder.

  • Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%).

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner. Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Course aim

    Early Years Practitioners work as part of a team of trained individuals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    Nursery assistant, Early Years Worker, Nanny, Assistant Childminder.

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    This will include how to plan and implement inclusive play, promote speech, language and communication development and ensure that everything they do is in line with safeguarding and equality policies and procedures. They will also learn how to use reflective practice to get the most from their own continuous professional development. They will acquire all the skills and knowledge to promote children’s health, safety and wellbeing.

    What qualification will I get? Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

    Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course assessment

    Apprentices are required to attend college once a week, the rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer. Our childcare assessor will visit and observe the apprentice in practice.

    • Knowledge – Apprentices attend college based classes and are able to access the college’s online learning environment where specially prepared learning materials are available 24/7.
    • Skills and Behaviours – This development will be led by the employer in the workplace. College Assessors will visit the workplace to observer the apprentice undertaking their normal on-the-job duties, and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with the employer and the apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared and supported ahead of the next Assessor visit. Course Assessment – Include delivery models.
    • Functional Skills – Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
    • End Point Assessment
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

  • Benefits to apprentice

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    This apprenticeship could see you working in a nursery to support staff looking after children under the age of 5 or even supporting a busy childminder.

  • Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%).

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner. Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

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