Course overview

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

A Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship in Bristol.

This apprenticeships takes 12 – 18 months to complete.

You will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviour required for an Early Years Practitioner though blended learning, consisting of work-based delivery and workshops with your college assessor.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

If you’re a school leaver or an adult who has an interest in childcare and a desire to become a qualified practitioner in an Early Years setting, this course is an ideal stepping stone towards achieving your ambition.

What you'll learn

During the course you will be introduced to important subjects connected to childcare such as:

  • Safeguarding and the Welfare of Children
  • Health and Safety
  • Partnership Working
  • Equalities and Inclusion.

You will also learn about Child Development and how to support children’s development.

You will gain the knowledge and skills required to maintain and support relationships with children and to communicate with others.

In addition to this you will learn how to contribute to a positive environment for children, how to support children’s positive behaviour and the importance of professional development.

Course entry requirements

You need to be working in a childcare setting.

GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in Maths and English is desirable. However, initial assessments on Maths and English will be carried out.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assigned a work-based assessor who will visit you regularly in the work place to provide support and guidance.

You will learn through a mainly work-based route. Your Diploma will be delivered within your workplace where you may attend workshops with your college assessor.

It is a requirement that you must receive 20% off-the-job training, which can consist of shadowing, college workshops and work-based training.

You will be observed and assessed by your assessor in the workplace engaging in practical activities with the children and routine activities that form part of your role within the setting.

You will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding through written assignments or professional discussion, with your assessor.

You will use an e-learning portfolio to present your evidence for assessment.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will complete an endpoint assessment which consists of a knowledge examination (multiple-choice test) and a professional discussion with an external assessor to gain your apprenticeship certificate

Future career and study opportunities

Many apprentices are retained and developed by their employers with the option to complete a Level 3.

This course will equip you with childcare knowledge and skills that you can apply in your workplace.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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Fees and applications

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Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Offsite
Course Code
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Flexible, contact College
Hours per week
Start Time
Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
WTP0829CZP-1 Variable Dates Flexible, contact College Any Enquire Enquire Offsite
Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.

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