Credit Value: 37
Age : 16
The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of infants and young children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0–5 years.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status.
We hope that centres and learners take the opportunity to learn a great deal from this programme that will provide relevant new skills and qualities. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that learners move forward to realise not just their own potential, but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors.
- Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner
- Health and safety of Infants and young children in Early Years Settings
- Equality, diversity and Inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
- Safeguarding, protection and welfare of Infants and young children in Early Years Settings
- Understand how to support children’s development
- Support care routines for infants and young children
- Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
- Promote play in an Early Years Setting
- Support well-being of infants and young children for healthy Llfestyles
- Support infants and young children to be physically active
- Support the needs of infants and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
- Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
- Partnership working in the Early Years Settings
- Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
- Understand the role of the Early Years Practitioner.
- Understand factors impacting on communication in the workplace.
- Understand working relationships within Early Years Settings.
- Understand why Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is integral to the role of the Early Years Practitioner.
- The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualification will be through a centre interview and applicants must be aged 16 or over.
- In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.
- In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK higher education postgraduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.