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BDC Childcare 5 1
Level 2

Early Years Practitioner


88 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates


Adult 19+



An Early Years Practitioner works and interacts directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting.

To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice doesn’t have exemptions.

All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.

A-D or 3-9 GCSE English and Maths

Working a minimum of 30 hours per week

On completion apprentices can progress to a higher-level apprenticeship course or directly into employment.

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Employers get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. See what training incentives are available for Levy and non-Levy employers.

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Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

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