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East Riding College, Bridlington, Open Event

January 15, 2022
9.30am to 12 noon

East Riding College, Beverley, Open Event

January 22, 2022
9.30am to 12 noon

Open Event (Online)

April 28, 2022
5pm to 7pm

Level Two Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

East Riding College

Flemingate Centre, Armstrong Way, Beverley, HU17 0GH

National Certificate (BTEC)
Level 2
Health, Public Services and Care

Course Summary

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years.

Course Details

The qualification is structured around four themes:

Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner

Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice

Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

Theme 4: Professional development

Topics include:

Support physical care routines for children

An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner

Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child

Supporting children’s play

Learners will also complete 250 placement hours for this qualification.

How will it be delivered?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above, preferably including English and Maths

Or level one diploma (Merit/C Grade)

Or equivalent

Your next steps...

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors, such as:

Nursery assistant

Classroom assistant

Pre-school assistant

If you complete this course you could progress onto a Level Three Certificate in Childcare and Education or an Apprenticeship .

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