L2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner (4228)

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2019

The City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (England) meets the Department for Education’s Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner for those working in the early years workforce in England. It provides candidates with the knowledge and understanding of working with babies and young children from birth to 7 years and supports the development of the practical and technical skills needed to work with children up to the age of 5 years.

Available to deliver in England only.

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The Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (England) is aimed at learners aged 16 – 18; 19+.

Learners must work in a paid or unpaid capacity in an early years setting and work with children between 0 - 5 years.

Where relevant the learner may also be working towards an apprenticeship.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners undertaking the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (England) will cover the following mandatory topics:

  • Exploring roles and development opportunities in early years settings
  • Child development from birth to 7 years
  • Safeguarding babies and young children in early years settings
  • Supporting health and safety in early years settings
  • Promoting wellbeing in early years settings
  • Supporting effective communication in early years settings
  • Supporting activities, purposeful play and educational programmes
  • Understand how to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • Working with parents, colleagues and other professionals in early years settings
What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (England) could lead to the following employment opportunities:

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

Learners can progress to one of the following qualifications providing the are in an appropriate job role and work setting:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners (Early Years Educator) (work-based) (3605-03)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (4340-31)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (4345-31)

Opportunities may also be available to progress to an apprenticeship standard such as Early Years Educator, Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Children and Young People option) or Children Young People and Families Practitioner at level 4.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

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4228-02 Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (4228-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

  • Accreditation No: 603/4935/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

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