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Course Overview

Embark on a fulfilling journey into the world of early childhood education with our Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship. Gain vital skills tailored for success in the UK's childcare sector.

Our apprenticeship equips you with hands-on experience and a foundation of early childhood development, the health and wellbeing of babies and the importance of play.

Learn from industry professionals dedicated to shaping the next generation of early years practitioners. Benefit from personalised support and mentorship throughout your apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeship level

Level 2

Typical duration

16 Months

Training method

Portfolio & Examination

Funding
value

£4,000

EPA Organisation

ActiveIQ

You will engage daily with parents, children, and a network of professionals like health visitors and social workers. Dive into the action by supporting child-led activities, fostering learning through play, and collaborating with a dynamic team to ensure each child feels secure.

As an EYP apprentice, you will contribute to observation, assessment, and care tasks, working in partnership with parents and professionals. Your role involves recognising and addressing potential dangers to ensure the safety of children and maintaining a vibrant, secure environment.

For Employers - Why Hire an Apprentice
Apprentices bring fresh and diverse perspectives, eagerness to learn, and a dedication to growing within your setting. We work with your needs where possible, apprenticeships allow for tailored training, ensuring that individuals acquire specific skills aligned with your setting's needs, making them valuable assets from day 1.

Investing in an apprentice not only fills crucial roles but also fosters a culture of mentorship and continuous improvement within your setting.

Are you ready to take your early years career to new heights? Our Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship is your next step towards becoming an experienced early years professional.

Upon achievement, learners will be able to be included in their setting's ratio and will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Practitioner or progress to Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Early Years Lead Practitioner, Childminder, Nanny, Nursery Assistant, Nursery Nurse and Nursery Practitioner

You will showcase your expertise, demonstrating your ability to apply learned concepts. Typically, the EPA consist of multiple choice questions and a professional discussion underpinned by your portfolio of evidence.

You will engage daily with parents, children, and a network of professionals like health visitors and social workers. Dive into the action by supporting child-led activities, fostering learning through play, and collaborating with a dynamic team to ensure each child feels secure.

As an EYP apprentice, you will contribute to observation, assessment, and care tasks, working in partnership with parents and professionals. Your role involves recognising and addressing potential dangers to ensure the safety of children and maintaining a vibrant, secure environment.

For Employers - Why Hire an Apprentice
Apprentices bring fresh and diverse perspectives, eagerness to learn, and a dedication to growing within your setting. We work with your needs where possible, apprenticeships allow for tailored training, ensuring that individuals acquire specific skills aligned with your setting's needs, making them valuable assets from day 1.

Investing in an apprentice not only fills crucial roles but also fosters a culture of mentorship and continuous improvement within your setting.

What to expect from LMP Education

  • Dedicated account management and recruitment
  • Leading nationwide apprenticeship training provider
  • Specialists in the education, training and business sectors
  • Delivering vibrant, engaging learning for all learners
  • Blended and remote teaching and learning
  • Tailored learning plans for each individual
  • Experienced tutors and delivery support team
  • Designated safeguarding officers, policies and procedures
Early Years Practitioner

Programme
Information

  • Understand policies for child protection, online safety, and reporting incidents. Adhere to legal requirements for health and safety.
  • Understand development patterns, recognise signs of concerns, and communicate effectively with children.
  • Implement statutory frameworks for learning and development. Promote healthy lifestyles, follow guidance for special needs, and collaborate with colleagues and parents.
  • Recognise roles and ethical behaviours, access policies, and value continuous improvement and professional development. Understand roles of other agencies and professionals, and prioritise the voice of the child and parental engagement.

  • Guide children through transitions and safeguard against various types of abuse, ensuring a secure environment.
  • Identify and manage risks, practice infection prevention, and foster personal safety and hygiene for children.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles, balanced diets, and respectful care routines such as nappy changing, identifying illnesses etc. tailored to children's development.
  • Communicate effectively, support language and developmental milestones, collaborate with colleagues, professionals, agencies, and parents to meet children's needs, encouraging parent involvement in care and learning.
  • Use feedback and supervision for professional growth.

  • Provide the best quality childcare daily, identifying opportunities for each child's development.
  • Build trust through ethical, empathetic, and confidential work, maintaining professional standards and serving as a positive role model.
  • Work effectively with colleagues, parents and professionals, showing commitment to improving outcomes for children through inspired and child-centered care and education.
  • Ensure equal opportunities for all children, considering differences and adhering to fundamental British values.
  • Practice as a reflective practitioner committed to continuous professional development, adhering to legislation, policies, and procedures with a positive disposition.

    Month 1-12: This is where you will learn the most, completing learning objectives towards achieving your qualifications.
  • Building your competence and portfolio of evidence through covering key KSBs for your apprenticeship standard
  • Completing units and tests required to achieve your Diploma
  • Being observed on a few occasions by your tutor and/or line manager/mentor (requirements for your EPA)
  • Completing Functional Skills (where applicable)
  • Attending group workshops covering key topics
  • Attending monthly teaching and learning reviews to ensure everything is going well
  • Progress reviews every three months with your personal tutor and line manager

  • Month 13-14: Consolidating your knowledge, skills and behaviours, preparing for the final step of your apprenticeship
  • Finalising your portfolio of evidence
  • Completing mock tests in preparation for your EPA
  • Completing the paperwork necessary for the next steps

  • Month 14-16: Gateway Period, you will be completing your final assessments with our End Point Assessment Organisation, ActiveIQ
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Professional discussion underpinned by your portfolio

  • Month 16+: Next steps
    Congratulations! You have achieved your Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship qualification.

Our comprehensive curriculum blends theoretical learning with practical application, covering essential health and wellbeing principles, child development; working in partnership with others; supporting transition and topics around equality and diversity and SEND. Throughout the programme, you will attend workshops where you will be covering topics related to the Early Years Level 2 apprenticeship and you will also be given the opportunity to network with your peers. You will also receive personalised guidance and mentorship via your apprenticeship tutor, ensuring you develop both technical expertise and professional acumen.

As part of your apprenticeship programme, you will be also working towards your Diploma, gaining two qualifications within the same time frame! For a smooth journey with us we will provide you with the necessary resources.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will need to achieve Level 1 English and Maths and whilst this is an incredible achievement consider pursuing Level 2 to unlock even more opportunities for your further studies.

Level 2 is the key to expanding your knowledge and skills, opening doors to new horizons. You've got the momentum – let's keep the learning journey going!

You will also have access to our tailored LMPEvolve bank of supplementary resources designed to enhance essential life skills, fostering a well-rounded professional equipped for success in both your career and personal life.

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