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Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 2 End-Point Assessment for Early Years Practitioner

Who is this standard for?

The early years practitioner (EYP) interacts directly with children on a day-to-day basis. They support the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within an early years setting for children from birth to 5 years in both indoor and outdoor environments. These can include, full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home-based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision.

Programme structure

This is a level 2 apprenticeship that has a typical duration of 12 months. Apprentices will be placed in a suitable role and supported by a tutor to achieve Level 1 maths and English and the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification.

Assessment Plan

Apprentices will be assessed against ST0888/AP01.

End-Point Assessment methods:

·          - Knowledge Test

·          - Professional Discussion underpinned by the Portfolio of Evidence

EPA kit – To access the full EPA kit for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline

This document (coming soon) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through the ESFA certification.

Highfield will be ready and able to deliver end-point assessment for the learning mentor standard in early 2023. Readiness is defined as having necessary administrative and systems infrastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield’s end-to-end end-point assessment service.


Please contact us on 01302 363 277 to speak with a member of our EPA team who will be happy to provide you with any further information regarding our pricing.