Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) Level 2

The Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) Diploma Level 2 programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to seven years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s environments. Practical work-based training forms a large part of this programme. You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills. Theoretical work includes the modules of study listed below and several optional modules that are not listed.

Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) Level 2
LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Duration1 year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2018
Fee(s)16-18: Free
19+: £1,247
Course Content

Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Assistant) BTEC Diploma Level 2 units may include:

  • Supporting physical care routines for children
  • Understanding how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Managing paediatric illness and injury
Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E/9-3), usually including English Language, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification (Merit/Distinction), and an interview. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* check is also required.

* Please note there is a charge of £44 for a DBS check.

Career Opportunities

Learners can progress to the following job roles:

  • Assistant pre-school workers.
  • Assistants in children’s centres.
  • Assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools.
Course Progression

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to the Children’s Play, Learning and Development BTEC Diploma Level 3.

*Please note there is a charge of £44 for a DBS check and all students must have one to progress on this course.

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