Course Code: SC1FE395 Early Years Practitioner - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 11 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 20 Weeks Apply now 10 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 20 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Course Overview 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). Upon successful completion of this qualification learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status. Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be at least 19. You must have a placement in a relevant early years setting and be able to attend a minimum of 6 hours a week. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Qualification ObtainedDiploma for the Early Years Practitioner Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be at least 19. You must have a placement in a relevant early years setting and be able to attend a minimum of 6 hours a week. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Assessment MethodsTo gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units: Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Understand how to support children’s development Support care routines for babies and young children Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes Promote play in an Early Years Setting Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles Support babies and young children to be physically active Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings Partnership working in the early years Knowledge/ Support the needs of the child in preparing for school All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, including written assignments in the form of workbooks. You will be required to complete these workbooks throughout the course. Resources will be available online to support you with this. Teaching and Learning Methods You will attend College for a 4 ½ hour session, weekly (term-time only) for 18 weeks. Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, questions and answers, discussion, observation, group work tasks and individual tasks. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours’ independent study each week, outside of the class, to complete your assignments. Industry Placement and Field Trips Placement required in early years setting for a minimum of 6 hours per week. Other Costs and Equipment Needed All the equipment/resources you need for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult 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. Career Options and Progression Upon successful completion of this qualification learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status.