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Bradford College

Early Years Practitioner

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments
and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to 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.

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, including classroom or online learning and regular workplace assessments.

  Key Info

The following skills, knowledge and behaviours are what will be
gained from this apprenticeship.


  • Child development
  • Significance of attachment
  • Welfare of children
  • Safeguarding
  • Child protection
  • Health & Safety
  • Communication
  • Partnership working


  • Support babies and young children through a range of transitions
  • Recognise when a child is in danger
  • Identify risks and hazards
  • Prevention and control of infection
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Promote health & wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Use feedback, mentoring and/or supervision to identify and support areasfor


  • Care and compassion
  • Honesty, trust and integrity
  • Positive work ethic
  • Being team focussed
  • Commitment
  • Work in a no-discriminatory way
  • Professional Practice

Must achieve a minimum of Entry 3 in initial assessments or already have GCSE A-C or 9-4.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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