Build the Foundations for Best Practice
There are a number of reasons why you should consider using Parenta to complete your Level 2 in childcare!
- There are no student loans!
- You don’t pay for tuition fees.
- Virtual classes
- You get your own tutor/assessor to support you throughout your course.
About The Course
How do I achieve the qualification?
The course is made up of a number of units each with a credit score. You must complete all 37 credits to achieve the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. This course will include personal learning and thinking skills, employment rights and responsibilities as well as Functional Skills in English and Maths.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through a mixture of ‘at home’ and ‘at work’ tasks. Before this happens, your tutor will talk with you to find out what learning style suits you best and tailor your assessments around it.
Will I Need To Attend Classes?
Great news – there are no classes to attend at a college, but you will be required to attend virtual teaching and learning sessions that we provide. You will have regular contact with your Parenta tutor either remotely or face to face to observe you at work and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements. Your tutor will set you course work to complete on OneFile our e-learning platform and will agree submission timings with you. It is important that you meet your submission deadlines to ensure you complete your qualification on time.
How long will the course take me to complete?
As with anything worthwhile, this course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. This will be up to 15 months in total if you are working full-time – and up to 27 months if you are working part-time. But remember, afterwards, you’ll have the fantastic feeling of becoming a professionally recognised early years practitioner and set yourself up for a rewarding career. You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your qualification. However, you will be required to do some independent learning.
You should set aside between 5 and 7 hours a week to work towards your Level 2. You may prefer to split this time up into a few evenings a week and some time at the weekend, but it’s entirely up to you.
The course is made up of 2 parts, as follows:
Main part of the course – 12 months if you are working full-time (up to 24 months if you are working part-time)
The units are based around your skills, knowledge and behaviours which you gain throughout your apprenticeship.
English and maths Functional Skills Level 1 (and Level 2 attempted if not exempt)
Part 2 is in two sections - duration 3 months:
Preparation for your End Point Assessment (this is called Gateway).
Upload your English and maths Functional Skills Certificates
Evidence of portfolio work
End Point Assessment consisting of a multiple choice test around your skills, knowledge and behaviours and a professional discussion, supported by your portfolio.