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Course Fee:  £950

Payment Plan: Yes, 10 Monthly Payments of £95.00 (Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the pre-enrolment  form or add the course to the basket)

Duration: 6-12 Months

Delivery: Online Distance Learning

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This is an opportunity to get paid whilst working towards a recognised qualification. This programme provides the knowledge and skills required to work in a childcare setting at an assistant level.

It allows the learner to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their job and future career with children and young people.

This course will help you develop your skills as an Early Years Practitioner. As part of your qualification, you will gain experience in a range of early years settings, where you will be visited by our assessors who will carry out observations to show you have gained the skills required.

Learners will spend time within a childcare setting gaining the practical experience required to work with children and young people. Learners will be assessed at their setting and will also complete written tasks to demonstrate their competence. Learners will be supported throughout the course by your assessor through an online learning environment.

You will need:
  • To be aged 19 or older

  • Ideally, you will have a Level 1 qualification in a related subject

  • Enhanced DBS Check – we are able to advise you on how to apply for this, but you must pay for this in advance of work placements

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

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

  • Nursery Practitioner

  • Classroom Assistant

  • Pre-school practitioner

The completion of the Level 2 allows you to progress onto Level 3 Early Years Educator Childcare Diploma you have gained further experience.

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

  • Nursery practitioner

  • Classroom assistant

  • Pre-school practitioner

Study Hours

The guided learning hours to read and understand all your course materials on this course is 293 hrs.

Study Method

This qualification sets out understanding and skills that a practitioner must demonstrate to achieve an Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) qualification and be considered as qualified to support young children aged from birth to five in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).


How are you assessed?

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice

  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy

  • Professional discussion

  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations

  • Written assignments

Topics covered can 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 and educational programmes

  • Promote play in an early years setting

  • Support wellbeing 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

  • Promote positive behaviour in early years settings

  • Partnership working in the early years

  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. Learners are recommended to complete 250 placement hours in a childcare setting to gain the relevant skills-based experience.

This course is delivered via online distance learning. So you will have time to obtain your placement hours during your course.

During your placement, observation by an assessor or qualified teacher is required. Your learner journey will be tracked with an Evidence Record and Record of Assessment Cycle form.

Assessors and Internal Quality Assurance

We will assign an Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer, but you can assign a member of Staff involved in the assessment and internal quality assurance of this qualification. They must be able to demonstrate that they have (or are working towards) the relevant occupational knowledge and/or occupational competence, at the same level or higher than the units being assessed and internally quality assured. This may be gained through experience and/or qualifications.


You will need to complete our enrolment form and an electronic pack will be sent to you.  Once received a member of the team will contact you, to answer any questions you may have.

  1. Submit your enrolment form and get sent your further details  to begin your course

  2. Make a payment

  3. We’ll process your application, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course

  4. Receive email reminders when your work is due

  5. Your work will be marked and returned to you within 7 days

  6. Once you’ve submitted your work, we’ll apply for your certificate

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