Level 2 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner

Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Qualification overview

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to work within an Early Years Setting. It sets out the minimum knowledge, understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.

It is a qualification meets the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) criteria, for the purposes of the staff: child ratios at level 2 in the Statutory.
This is an RQF 38 credits qualification Ofqual recognised. The qualification can be completed in 12 to 15months.

All fees paid for the qualification includes e-portfolio allocation, Tutor support, research and support materials, Certificate issue, Learner support if raised and identified, when on instalment plan there is no interest rate charged, upon signing up for the qualification agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as possibly noticed.

Regarding payment instalment plans see the options plan available below.

Course structure 

Entry requirement:
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however Learners must be at least 16 years or over to be registered into the course.

Method of Assessment:
This is a competence-based RQF Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification, learner’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work is mandatory in order to complete the qualification.

The teaching and learning of this qualification can also be linked to the National Occupational Qualifications for Child Development and Wellbeing. Knowledge evidence includes but not limited to written work completed in lessons or at home, assignment tasks, reports from work placement providers.

This qualification includes both knowledge and performance units, to complete the performance unit you will need to be occupationally competent to demonstrate your competence inline to the requirement of the qualification in Early Years.

All fees paid for the qualification includes e-portfolio allocation, Tutor support, research and support materials, Certificate issue, Learner support if raised and identified, when on instalment plan there is no interest rate charged, upon signing up for the qualification agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as possibly noticed.

Support available 
24/7 online access available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
Online e-learning platform is used to support learner including the use of e-portfolio for evidence gathering.
Hybrid 1-2-1 Tutor support.
Virtual or Face to face classroom session available including observation of competence inline to unit standard and learner’s Organisation policy and procedure where there is COVID restriction in place.
Further Student support available upon request.

Career progression
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment working with children from 0 to 5 years in roles such as; a nursery practitioner, child minder and preschool assistant.
Learners could progress to further study or training such as:
• Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England).
  • Career progression of becoming:
  • Nursery practitioner
  • Social worker
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner
  • Nursery Assistant
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Assistant Childminder
  • Nanny
  • Early Years Worker

Mandatory units


  • Wellbeing of Children within an Early Years Setting
  • Development of Children within an Early Years Setting
  • Health and Safety for Children in an Early Years Setting
  • Protection of Children in an Early Years Setting
  • Support the Planning and Delivery of Activities, Purposeful Play Opportunities and Educational Programmes
  • Continuing Professional Development within an Early Years Setting
  • Partnership Working within an Early Years Setting

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