The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education's (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.
To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.
This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications relating to early years and child care.
This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.
Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
• Nursery practitioner
• Classroom assistant
• Pre-school practitioner
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but should be at least 19 years of age with a general secondary education and an interest in the subject and working in the early years sector.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
Learners must be in the correct job role to provide evidence for a portfolio, either working, volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
You must allow for skills application with babies and young children sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at Cambridge Regional College. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.
You will be assessed by a vocationally competent assessor who will support and help you gather a portfolio of evidence, using a range of methods.
This programme is delivered on site at our Cambridge campus to support the underpinning knowledge of the qualification. All resources will be available on our virtual learning environment (VLE) system and we use an electronic portfolio system called Smart Assessor.