Early Years Practitioner - Level 2

Course Code: SE1FE382

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Start DateLocationDuration
01/09/2020Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Develop your knowledge and understanding of babies and young children to gain the skills needed to become an early years practitioner. You will explore a variety of topics concerning the development of children aged from birth to 7 years, including what affects their development and how you can support that development. The course also delivers applied knowledge relating to a child’s first five years of life, with a weekly 2-day industry placement supporting you to develop and demonstrate the skills and qualities needed to be an early years practitioner. 

Entry Requirements

You will need a good standard of English and maths and a clear interest in working with babies and young children. 

Qualification Obtained

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This is a full-time course, with three days a week spent at College. You will also be provided with industry experience in a baby unit/nursery/primary school setting for up to two days per week. We will also expect you to spend an additional three hours a week on independent learning.

All units will be assessed internally using a range of methods. You will also be observed in a nursery or primary school setting, working with babies and young children. 

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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