Level 2 Diploma Early Years Practitioner (EYE)


  • You should be at least 16 years old.
  • You will need a DBS clearance.
  • You must have attended an Advice and Guidance session.

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. We recommend learners complete 250 placement hours whilst undertaking this qualification. Placement opportunity must allow for skills application with babies and young children which will be sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.

You will complete an e portfolio of evidence using the Onefile system which will hold all assessments and evidence. You will be assessed using a variety of methods, such as:

  • Assignments
  • Observations of you working with children
  • Reflective accounts
  • Professional discussion

Please note that you will need access to a computer, iPad, tablet or smart phone to complete your tasks.

This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.

You could progress onto:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualifications
  • Level 3 Diploma Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

12 - 15 Months

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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