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Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

  • Duration: 9-12 months  

  • Teaching Hours: 3 hours per week

  • Placement Hours: 250 over course duration

  • Cost: AED 10,500 (Virtual Learning) or AED 12,500 (Face to Face Learning) incl of 5% VAT Installment options available

  • Location: Tameem House, Barsha Heights, Dubai or Online via Zoom 

The Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner prepares learners to work with children between birth and 5 years, with knowledge of children up to 7 years.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for those who are in their first 2 years of working/volunteering in an Early Years setting or have no previous experience. Learners must be at least 16 years old.

How will I be taught and what will I learn?

Learners will be taught in a classroom setting or online via Zoom by an experienced and knowledgeable tutor. You will learn about the role of the Early Years Practitioner, child development, the importance of play, legislation and much more.

How will I be assessed?

Learners will need to be working or volunteering in a practical placement in an under 5’s setting over the course duration. All units covered during the course will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This will include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or tasks. Students must have access to a laptop and Internet.

What can I do after this course?

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress into various job roles such as teaching assistant in a nursery or Early Years classroom in a school.

This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care.