Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship


Embark on an exciting journey in childcare with Shipley College's Early Years Practitioner Level 2 apprenticeship course. Designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to work with children aged 0-5 years (including reception class) and gain valuable experience for up to 7 years of age, this course is your gateway to the world of Early Years. Over the course of 15 months, our face-to-face training covers important topics like the statutory framework for the Early Years foundation stage, supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities, and promoting holistic child development. By the end of the apprenticeship, you'll emerge as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, opening doors to a range of rewarding career opportunities in this field.

Completing the Level 2 apprenticeship sets the stage for progression to our Level 3 Early Years Practitioner course, allowing you to further expand your expertise and professional prospects. Join Shipley College and embark on a fulfilling journey in Early Years education and childcare.

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Entry requirements

You should be at least 16 years old.  Secure an Early Years apprenticeship for a minimum of 30 hours a week (this will include one
day in College per week). You must pass an initial assessment in English & maths.

Please note, unless you already have grade 9-4, you will need to study up to Level 2 in these subjects. You will need to attend an interview to see if you are suitable for this apprenticeship. Hold a clear Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check at the start of the course.

Progression Information

After your apprenticeship, you could secure work or choose to train further with the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).


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