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EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

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EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Level 2

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, Teacher or other suitably qualified professional in the Early Years Workforce. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi-agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

As an Early Years Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. Partnership working with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, will be required to meet the individual needs of each child and you will also have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Job roles are varied and Early Years Practitioners may work in private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements, set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 7.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement

The programme typically lasts 12 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be an Early Years Practitioner which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Entry Level 3. If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or Functional Key Skills at Level 1, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

how will i be assessed?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner and functional skills, if required you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components

  • The completion of a multiple-choice test;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.

EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Level 2

Untitled design (96)

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, Teacher or other suitably qualified professional in the Early Years Workforce. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi-agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

As an Early Years Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting child-initiated and adult-led activities based on the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and toileting under the direction of a more senior member of the team. Partnership working with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, will be required to meet the individual needs of each child and you will also have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Job roles are varied and Early Years Practitioners may work in private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home-based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements, set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 7.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement.

The programme typically lasts 12 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be an Early Years Practitioner which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Entry Level 3. If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or Functional Key Skills at Level 1, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

how will i be assessed?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner and functional skills, if required you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components

  • The completion of a multiple-choice test;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.

APPRENTICESHIPS

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EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Level 2

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, Teacher or other suitably qualified professional in the Early Years Workforce. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi-agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

COURSE SUMMARY

As an Early Years Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. Partnership working with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, will be required to meet the individual needs of each child and you will also have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Job roles are varied and Early Years Practitioners may work in private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements, set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 7.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement

The programme typically lasts 12 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be an Early Years Practitioner which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Entry Level 3. If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or Functional Key Skills at Level 1, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner and functional skills, if required you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components

  • The completion of a multiple-choice test;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.