Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (EYP)
early years practitioner with a child
early years practitioner with a child

Course Information:

Through this Early Years Practitioner L2 apprenticeship, you can benefit from a practical, hands on experience of working in the early years sector whilst gaining qualifications and earning a wage. Further enhancing your employability within the industry. With a hybrid of face-to-face tutor support, online workshops and eLearning content, you will gain new skills and knowledge.

This EYP L2 apprenticeship standard is a great way to advance your career and, here at Real Skills, we focus on giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel within the early years sector. This apprenticeship is for both young people and adult learners and with dedicated, expert tutor support and eLearning content, our hybrid approach of face-to-face as well as online will ensure the course is tailored to your needs.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn whilst you learn – providing you with broad foundations and invaluable experience across the industry, opening you up to numerous careers.

Entry requirements: Please contact us for details of how to apply.


To apply for one of our apprenticeships, you need to complete an initial assessment and a skills check to identify your current level of skills and knowledge, this allows us to ensure you are completing the correct level of apprenticeship. We request that you have a GCSE in Maths and English at level C and above or equivalent or, you are willing to undertake functional skills level 2 in English and Maths.

Course objectives: Our apprenticeships allow students of all ages and abilities to benefit from practical, hands-on experience within the early years sector. Applying for this Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, you will enhance your skills and knowledge and as part of the apprenticeship you will cover:

  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner, this qualification will:
    • Provide you with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age
    • Provide you with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years
    • Meet the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce
  • Functional skills in English and maths (if required)

How to apply

For more information about how to apply for  apprenticeships, please contact us by completing the online enquiry form.

For more information about our apprenticeships, call 0151 257 6969 or email info@real-skills.co.uk. On hand 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, we will do everything we can to help.

The NCFE Cache Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner is also available as a stand-alone qualification which can be funded privately, you can find out more here.

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