Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Fee: £800

This is an opportunity to get paid whilst working towards a recognised qualification. This programme provides the knowledge and skills required to work in a childcare setting at an assistant level.

It allows the learner to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their job and future career with children and young people.

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to7 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.

Learners will spend time within a childcare setting gaining the practical experience required to work with children and young people. Learners will be assessed at their setting and will also complete written tasks to demonstrate their competence. Learners will be supported throughout the course by your assessor through an online learning environment.

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

The completion of the Level 2 allows you to progress onto Level 3 Early Years Educator Childcare Diploma you have gained further experience.

You may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner

Study Hours

The guided learning hours to read and understand all your course materials on this course is 293 hrs.

Study Method

This qualification sets out understanding and skills that a practitioner must demonstrate to achieve an Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) qualification and be considered as qualified to support young children aged from birth to five in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).


How are you assessed?

Your progress is assessed over the course of 14 units of study. Each unit provides tasks and assignments carefully designed to aid your knowledge-based learning. Skills based outcome must be achieved with reference to a real work environment and must include direct observation within the workplace.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. Learners are recommended to complete 250 placement hours in a childcare setting to gain the relevant skills-based experience. This course is delivered via online distance learning. So you will have time to obtain your placement hours during your course.

During your placement, observation by an assessor or qualified teacher is required. Your learner journey will be tracked with an Evidence Record and Record of Assessment Cycle form.

Assessors and Internal Quality Assurance

We will assign a Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer, but you can assign a member of Staff involved in the assessment and internal quality assurance of this qualification. They must be able to demonstrate that they have (or are working towards) the relevant occupational knowledge and/or occupational competence, at the same level or higher than the units being assessed and internally quality assured. This may be gained through experience and/or qualifications.

*Funding available must meet criteria and availability. Contact for more information or £800.00


Payment plans are available. Enquire for more information.


Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:

(1) Request an enrolment pack

(2) An Invoice will be sent or you can make an Online payment