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Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship

Work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

An apprentice in this role will work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce. They will work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child and engage with children to support their learning and development.

As part of the Apprenticeship, you will have monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor, with 6 hours per week off the job training which will be tracked. You will build a portfolio showing your work-based evidence.

We offer this apprenticeship at our Skipton and Scarborough campuses. The duration of the apprenticeship programme will differ depending on which location you apply for. Apprenticeships delivered at our Scarborough Cayley Court campus require you to attend the Scarborough campus once every two weeks, whereas apprenticeships delivered at our Skipton campus require you to attend College one day a week.

Auction Mart & Scarborough
Study Location
15 Months
depending on Level
Level 2
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time, Skipton) & 1 day / fortnight (Scarborough)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Ideally, candidates will have 4 GCSEs grade 9-4 including English & maths or equivalent
    Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • Clear DBS Check (Disclosure & Barring Service)
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Children’s development from birth to 5yrs
  • Safeguarding, Welfare and Health and Wellbeing of Children
  • Working with Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Dietary Guidance
  • Communicating with Children/Parents/Carers
  • Care routines
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Encourage Children’s verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Implement and review activities to support children’s play, creativity, social development and learning
  • Care and compassion
  • Honesty, trust and integrity
  • Positive work ethic
  • Being team-focused

L2 Early Years Practitioner

What's Next?


  • Manager of an Early Years Setting
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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