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Early Years Practitioner (ST0888) Level 2 Apprenticeship

Childcare at The Bedford College Group


Early Years Practitioner (ST0888) Level 2 Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship covers a range of Skills Knowledge and Behaviours.

Course information

When can the apprenticeship training start?

3 intakes per-year September/ January/ April

Course content

The apprenticeship covers a range of Skills Knowledge and Behaviours. Whilst studying you will be supported throughout the programme to develop:

  • Working in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals
  • Using play to support children
  • How to identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, concerns to the person in charge.
  • Reflective practice and
  • how to use continuous professional development
  • safety and hygiene of the children
  • knowledge of child development
  • contribute to planning and organising activities
  • communicate and engage
  • support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records.
  • support the well-being of all children

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Entry requirements


English and maths grade 4 or higher or equivalent.

What training is required in the workplace?
  • 20% off the job
  • Mentor
  • Professional Development
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
Further study and career options

Course progression:

On completion of this course, progression to a Level 3 Diploma or apprenticeship, will provide you with a broader knowledge of the industry. You are also able to apply for employment in a variety of environments including nurseries and pre-schools, in jobs such as nursery assistant or classroom assistant.

Career progression:

  • Early years assistant
  • Preschool assistant
  • Playgroup assistant
  • After school assistant
  • Childminder assistant
  • Childminder
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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.