Early Years PractitionerCertificate • Level 2
About the course
Enrolling on this course will enable you to work with young children in a variety of settings, including nurseries, schools and pre-schools, playgroups, childrens' centres or as a childminder. This course will introduce you to a wide range of topics which are central to careers within the Children and Young People's Workforce. You will study mandatory units and various optional units, depending on your career plans or your current role, including practical and innovative learning in communication, personal development equality and inclusion, and child and young person’s development. You will also learn about the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people.
To be accepted on the course you will need a current DBS, a good standard of English and Maths and be in voluntary work placement in a school for at least 12 hours per week. You must also be able to carry out the duties of an Early Years Practitioner. As part of the interview process, you will take an initial assessment for Maths and English and complete a short written assessment.
Like all vocational qualifications, the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualifications are competence based and candidates will attend College to develop the essential basic knowledge, understanding and skills for each unit. You will be assigned a trainer assessor who will visit you in your work placement to observe you and you will build a portfolio of evidence.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to an Advanced (Level 3) course or to an Apprenticeship. When you have completed your studies other courses that are available include the Foundation Degree in Children Young People and their Services, and the BA (Hons) in Children, Schools and Families. Careers that this course may lead to include Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or teaching.