Level 2 Early Years Apprenticeship training. Work as Nursery Assistant, assistant childminder.

Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeship

Level 2 Apprenticeship Form


This is an opportunity to take on an apprentice or upskill an employee interested in working with young children as they work towards a recognised qualification. This programme provides the knowledge and skills required to work in a childcare setting at an assistant level.

It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their job and future career with children and young people.

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 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.

The apprentice will spend time within a childcare setting gaining the practical experience required to work with children and young people. They will be assessed at their setting and will also complete written tasks to demonstrate their competence. They will be supported throughout the course by their assessor through an online learning environment.

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.

Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner


Apprentice Digital Account

Once you have decided to take on a new apprentice or upskill an existing member of your staff through an apprenticeship you will need to set up an Apprentice Digital Account to access the government funding that will pay for the apprenticeship and any incentive payments you may be eligible for. At Aspire Training Team we can help you set up your account. Find out more.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
15 months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, Bristol, West Sussex, Hampshire.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is ideal for those working with children between birth and 5 years and looking to 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 but must be aged 16 or over.

Key facts:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Childcare Apprenticeship
  • Train Your Team at a Minimal Cost To You
  • Get up to 100% of the cost of the course paid for by the Government
  • Receive up to £1000 of incentive payments available depending on the learner

Ready to apply?

To apply or find out more information about the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Childcare Apprenticeship – For Your Team course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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What people say

“I would recommend doing an apprenticeship to anyone, I have found it a great experience and I am now more confident in myself.”

Francesca Scrivens

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What makes Aspire different?


Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to combine the achievement in gaining a qualification with on-the-job training, enabling you to learn while you earn. By placing you with an employer, we offer the training and mentorship you need.

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Aspire Training Team offer a range of training courses across the business and care sector. You can be assured you will be provided with the right skills to progress your career or assistance with training your workforce.


From childcare & early years to business administration and team leading and management, there is something for everyone. We also provide study programmes for 16-18 years olds, courses in first aid, assessor training and much more.

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