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    Early Years Practitioner (Diploma)

    Early Years Practitioner (Diploma) | Level 2 | P12369

    Study options

    How to study

    Part Time - Day, Part Time - Evening

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024

    Days and times

    Days & Times

    Wed AM/PM (Septermber start), Tue AM/Wed PM (April start)



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in an early years setting with children aged birth–5 years. 

      Learners will need to attend a work based placement for one day a week within an early years setting for the duration of the course to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £1788.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £894.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £1788.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a recognised level 1 subject specific qualification
      (or) An equivalent occupational experience

    • What modules will I study?
      • Health and Safety in early years settings
      • Promoting purposeful play
      • Safeguarding babies and children
      • Supporting babies and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
      • Supporting babies and children’s care and development
      • Supporting babies and young children to be physically active
      • Supporting children to prepare for school
      • The roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
    • Days and times

      Wed AM/PM (Septermber start), Tue AM/Wed PM (April start)

    • How will I be assessed?

      All units and knowledge-based outcomes will be internally assessed by course tutors using a range of methods. Skills-based outcomes must be achieved within a work-based early years placement and will include direct observation within the setting.

    • What can I do next?

      This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce.

      Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles

      such as:

      • Nursery practitioner
      • Classroom assistant
      • Pre-school practitioner.

      Learners are also able to progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications

    Apply now!

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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