Early Years & Childcare

Preparation for Level 2 Childcare
Description

This course is for all learners who would like to join the L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner.

It teaches you how to find a work placement, apply for DBS, study skills, how to complete and log a unit and develops digital study and organisational skills.

This course involves half-day classroom study and 1 day independent study.

Students will:

  • learn how to research potential work settings
  • learn how to find Ofsted ratings and other information about potential work placement settings
  • broaden knowledge about Early Years settings and make more informed decisions about potential work placements
  • feel more empowered
  • develop self-confidence
  • develop employability skills
  • develop study skills

Settings will:

  • have the opportunity to develop more relationships with the local community
  • have the option of using a volunteer to support work within the school


Adults 19+ / 24+

Learners who:

  • have previously completed the level 1 Award in Caring for Children
  • are educated up to at least level 2 (GCSE English)
  • have completed another level 2 qualification
  • wish to learn how to find a work placement within Early Years and progress to the level 2 Diploma qualification 
  • wish to progress into a paid Early Years job
  • wish to progress to a level 3 Early Years apprenticeship 
Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Description

Accredited by CACHE/NCFE, completion of the Preparation for L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner is mandatory.

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0 - 5 years.

The qualification content meets the Department for Educations (DfE) level 2 full and relevant criteria for a level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

The course is a 3.5 day per week commitment over 29 weeks, comprising of:

  • 2 short days in the classroom
  • 1 day in a work placement 
  • 1 day independent study


Most of our previous learners have moved into paid work once they have completed this qualification.

This qualification allows a learner to count towards the level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years workforce.

Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles including:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner 


Pupils will:

  • experience a new member of staff/adult who is on a learning journey
  • see positive representation from their local community
  • experience a higher adult to child ratio


Students will:

  • develop practical skills working with children in the setting
  • be able to put theory learnt in the classroom into practice
  • be able to reflect on their experiences, develop their understanding and knowledge at a deeper level, and embed their learning in practice
  • develop a working relationship with the school staff and children


Settings will:

  • develop more relationships with the local community
  • increase their staff to children ratio
  • potentially discover new perspectives and skills
  • have positive representation

Adults 19+ / 24+

Learners who:

  • have previously completed the Preparation for Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • have a work placement set up
  • have Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
  • are educated up to at least level 2 (GCSE English)
  • have completed another level 2 qualification 
  • are in a paid Early Years job


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