Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner



The Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner is ideal for those looking to work with children between birth and 5
years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. You do not need to have previous experience or qualificationsin work ing with children to undertake this qualification.

Course Content - What will I learn?

This qualification consists of 14 mandatory units. An example units include: 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 the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability; Support the needs of the child in preparing for school.


Am I right for the course?

You need to have good communication skills and sufficient education/literacy and numeracy skills to undertake
the qualification.

You will need to be working in a school, as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. You will need to be aged 19+ and have a good level of English.

You will need to complete all mandatory units. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods.

All learners at Oaklands college take part in initial assessment in Maths and English. This helps us to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential. There will be the opportunity to upgrade your literacy and numeracy
skills by undertaking recognised basic skills qualifications.

What Next?

This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications relating to early years and child care.

You may may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

• nursery practitioner
• classroom assistant
• pre-school practitioner

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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