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Level 2 Diploma

Our Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship course is ideal for those who are just starting their careers as Nursery Assistants, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Practitioners, or Early Years Workers.

Scope Training|Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship
Scope Training|Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship

Course Summary:

This course covers the understanding and skills needed to support children from birth to 5 years old.

Course Overview




12 months



Eligibility Requirements

No prior experience required.
Get in touch to find out more about eligiblity requirements.

Career Progression
Once you’re a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, you can work towards becoming a fully qualified Level 3 Practitioner.
This course is the perfect starting base to developing your career and progressing onto a Level 3 course.
Once you have your Level 2 qualification, you are more likely to be employed full time.
Our Level 2 learners have gone on to have an increase in wages and increase in responsibilities at their workplace.
100% of our learners were given a pay rise upon completing their Level 2 qualification.

In contrast to other training providers

Scope Early Years offers

Face to face sessions

We believe that our face to face sessions are invaluable because they foster genuine connections, enable dynamic learning experiences, and provide immediate feedback, ultimately empowering us as educators to inspire our learners.

Fortnightly sessions online

Offering the convenience of learning from anywhere, fostering collaboration, and providing access to a wealth of resources and expertise, making professional growth easily accessible and adaptable to our learner’s individual needs.

Visits to your setting

Providing firsthand insights into real environments, offering you opportunities for observation and reflection, and allowing us to facilitate meaningful collaboration and ultimately enhancing the effectiveness of our training programs.

Progress reviews

Allowing for personalised feedback, tracking your professional growth, and enabling targeted support and guidance, all of which ensures our learners receive the continuous improvement and excellence in early childhood education practices.

Round the clock access to assessors

Promoting a seamless learning experience, and empowering individuals to progress at their own pace, ensuring enhanced engagement and success in their training journey with us

Additional free CPD courses

Such as first aid, preparing for ofsted workshops, forest school, equiping our learners with essential tools, knowledge, and strategies to provide a safe, effective, and holistic early years education experience.

What you'll learn

Scope Training|Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship

Functional Skills

Apprentices need to have functional skills level 1 in English and maths and attempt level 2 before the final End Point Assessment to complete their apprenticeship. Scope uses a great online tool to help with English and maths learning, making it as easy as possible for apprentices. They also have a dedicated and friendly team of highly skilled specialist English and maths tutors who can provide additional support, if needed, alongside the support of the apprenticeship trainer.

Delivery Model

Scope Training|Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship


The apprenticeship will be assessed through an End Point Assessment (EPA), which consists of three assessment methods:

Knowledge Test

50 multiple-choice questions based on the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard.


Professional Discussion

A structured discussion between the apprentice and an independent assessor to explore the apprentice’s knowledge, skills, and behaviours in more detail.

Course Completion

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma certificate

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Get in Touch Today

Scope Training
Ground Floor
Phoenix house
1 King Street

Frequently Asked Questions

This apprenticeship is 100% funded by the government, so neither the employer nor the learner has to pay.

Apprentices are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The minimum length of time for an apprenticeship is 12 months.

During your initial assessment with us, we will evaluate your circumstances to determine if you are eligible for any further financial support. 

As an apprentice, you will be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for apprentices. However, some employers may choose to pay more. This will be agreed in your apprenticeship agreement.