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Early Years Practitioner

Working with young children on a day to day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £4,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

What apprentices will learn
  • child development
  • safeguarding and child protection
  • leading play activities
  • nutrition
  • health and safety
  • achieved level 1 English and maths (GCSE grades 3 to 2 or D to E)
  • studied for and taken the assessments for level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
  • achieved level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
YMCA Awards
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583344
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.