Level 2 early years assistant consultation

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A consultation on the criteria for the new Level 2 early education qualifications has been launched by the Department for Education.

The 12-week consultation seeks views on the proposed qualifications criteria for the Level 2 early years assistant.

The proposed qualification criteria states that candidates will be required to demonstrate, skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • knowledge of child development;
  • safeguarding;
  • health and safety
  • health and well-being;
  • communication;
  • support the planning of and deliver activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes;
  • support children with special educational needs and disabilities;
  • own role and development;
  • working with others – parents, colleagues and other professionals.

The new Level 2 qualifications are expected to be ready by September 2019.

  • Consultation deadline: 28 February 2018.
  • To take part in the consultation click here
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