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Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Teaching Assistant

Is it for me?

If you would like to work with children on a day to day basis and support the planning and delivery of activities, this apprenticeship will give you the opportunity and skills you need to work in a range of settings including nurseries, playgroups, reception classes and social care settings.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
13 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable
  • Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 Certificate
  • Up to Maths & English Level 2 if required


This Apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and skills you need to interact with children, parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will learn how to support child-initiated and adult-led activities based around the needs and interests of each child, and support their learning through play opportunities and educational programmes.
What will I learn during the programme?

During your Apprenticeship you will gain an understanding of how children learn and the expected pattern of babies and children’s development from birth to 5 years. Areas of development include speech, language and communication, physical emotional, social, brain development and literacy and numeracy. You will also develop your knowledge of safeguarding and confidentiality guidance and learn the skills you need to identify risk, hazards, recognise when a child is in danger and know which procedures to put into place to protect them. You will also develop the ability to work with colleagues to identify and plan indoor and outdoor play opportunities and support children’s development through a range of creative social development and learning.

How will I be assessed?

During your Apprenticeship you will work closely with your HTP Apprenticeship College Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to successfully complete your apprenticeship. On completion of training you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a professional discussion based on the work you will have completed during your Apprenticeship and a multiple choice knowledge test.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will be able to progress onto the Early Years Educator Advanced Apprenticeship.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926