Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship
The level 2 Early Years Apprenticeship is open to anyone employed in an early years setting as an apprentice.
- Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
- Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner – Portfolio of Evidence, Workbooks, Observations in the Workplace and four invigilated exams.
- Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths – Invigilated exam for Mathematics
- Level 1 Functional Skills in English – Two invigilated exams, discussion and presentation
- Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths will need to be attempted.
- 20% off the job training – Variety of Evidence
- End Point Assessment – Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio and a Knowledge Test.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
Apprentices are required to work towards the KSB’s throughout their Apprenticeship qualification, they must undertake learning, complete work, and demonstrate competency in the KSB’s.
Detailed on the link below are the KSB’s required to achieve the apprenticeship. Evidence of the apprentice’s progress towards obtaining these will be gathered throughout the qualification.
The units for the Diploma are embedded within the KSB’s and the KSB progress consists of some work towards these units, plus additional work, teaching, revision and 20%.
What is the End Point Assessment?
The EPA consists of 2 assessments methods.
- Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio – The professional discussion must last for 90 minutes with a minimum of 10 questions asked. Follow up questions may be asked to assess the apprentice’ depth of understanding, skills and behaviours and authenticate their portfolio of evidence.
- Knowledge Test – The multiple-choice questions will have four options of which one will be correct. Apprentices will have 60 minutes to complete the test. The test consists of 40 questions. A minimum of 26 questions need to be answered correctly for a pass. Of the 26 questions answered correctly, these must include 3 of 5 questions relating to K5 and 3 of 5 questions relating to K8.
What is Off the Job Training?
While on programme as an Apprentice all learners must spend a minimum of 20% of their apprenticeship conducting ‘off the job training’ towards their qualification. This could include; lectures, role-playing, simulation exercises, online learning, manufacturer training, practical training such as; mentoring, shadowing, industry visits and attendance at shows/conferences/competitions. This could also include time spent writing assignments/assessments.
This does not include; English, Maths, progress reviews, on programme assessment, or training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours.
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