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 if progression requirements are met continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status.
To ensure you are on track to complete your apprenticeship in a timely manner, there is a delivery model that you can download. The delivery model will help you to keep on track of your deadlines and will also make sure you are completing the units in the correct order and at the right pace. You can discuss this with your Skills Coach.
The EYFS Statutory Framework – Effective from September 2021
Are you and your setting getting ready for the new EYFS Statutory Framework. This framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England from 1 September. Access the framework by clicking on the link below.
You can find the resources for your apprenticeship within each of the named units. Within each unit, you will be provided with knowledge guidance in the form of power point sessions, videos, wider reading, research activities and a short quiz to test the impact of what you have learnt. The purpose of these activities is to build your knowledge and upon completion, they can also be used as part of your off-the-job hours.
You can also complete the knowledge assessment tasks that forms evidence for your apprenticeship and read the skills assessment tasks so you can prepare how you will apply these skills. Your Skills Coach will discuss these with you.
There are stretch and challenge activities within each unit. These are not compulsory tasks, but will allow you to apply a greater depth of understanding – so you may find these a little more challenging. Once again, your Skills Coach will discuss these with you.