customerservices@skillsfirst.co.uk

0121 270 5100

Twitter

LinkedIn

Awarding Organisation




Skillsfirst Qualifications



Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (RQF)

 

Qualification summary


This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education's (DfE) criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. It sets out the minimum knowledge, understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.

 

This qualification meets the needs of learners who work or want to work in a range of babies and young children settings covering the age range 0-5 years. These could include those learners working under supervision within an early learning/childcare setting, usually caring for young children, e.g. pre-school, childminder, nursery, creche, etc. Job roles could include:

or any other role where you are working closely with children.

 

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) on which this qualification reflects, sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn, develop, and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children have the skills they need to start school and a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

 

This qualification requires the learner to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

This qualification also allows learners to learn, develop and practise selected skills required for progression in the sector and to provide opportunities for progression to the Level 3 Diploma and other related qualifications in the sector. If you are looking to up-skill and/or advance to a higher role within childcare then you might consider taking the:

or other similar child care qualifications.


This qualification is supported nationwide by employers. For a list of Training Providers and Colleges who deliver this qualification in your area, contact our customer services team.

 

Related Documents:


Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (RQF) Handbook

 

Related Documents:


EYE Assessment Principles

 

Qualification structure

Learners must complete all 37 credits in Group M to achieve the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner)

 

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 295

Total Qualification Time is 370

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Registration start date

Qualification review date

EYD2

 

603/5179/2

02/10/2019

 

30/09/2023

 

Group M Mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

D/617/8401

EYP1

Understanding the principles of babies and young children development

3

H/617/8402

EYP2

Understanding the safeguarding of babies and young children

3

K/617/8403

EYP3

Understanding health and safety in a babies and young children work setting

4

M/617/8404

EYP4

Health and well-being in a babies and young children work setting

3

T/617/8405

EYP5

Communicating in a babies and young children work setting

3

D/617/8406

EYP6

Supporting the development of babies and young children

3

F/617/8407

EYP7

Supporting the child in the transition to school

3

J/617/8408

EYP8

Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

3

L/617/8409

EYP9

Developing self in a babies and young children work setting

3

F/617/8410

EYP10

Working with others in a babies and young children work setting

3

J/617/8411

EYP11

Equality and inclusion in a babies and young children work setting

3

L/617/8412

EYP12

Support positive behaviour in a babies and young children work setting

3

To find out more about our registration/certification fees, contact our customer services team on

0121 270 5100 or email us

Qualifications

Children & Young People

Assessment Principles Children & Young People

IEC1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in Child Care (RQF)

ERRA02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)

EYD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (RQF)

CYP2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce (RQF)

BMIA2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award for the hands-on Baby Massage Instructor (RQF)

BMPC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate for the hands-on Baby Massage Practitioner (RQF)

BYPC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate for the hands-on Baby Yoga Practitioner and Instructor (RQF)

BWBC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Setting-up and Promoting a Baby Well-being Business (RQF)

PFA3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

EYD3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

RCD3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

HSC5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)

RCD5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma In Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

CYP3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce (RQF) This qualification is suspended for registrations