Early Years Practitioner – Level 2 Diploma

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

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About the course

This course prepares you to work with children between birth and five years with compulsory work placement to gain practical childcare skills and experience. 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. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE)  full criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, which gives you the licence to practice under supervision in this sector. You will need to complete 250 work placement hours whilst undertaking this qualification.

What will I study?

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

What will I need?

You will need:

  • GCSE English at grade 3 or above
  • 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 assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

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