Childcare and Teacher Training

Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year and will be completed in 36 weeks.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications for this award; however you must be a volunteer, a childminder or currently employed in an OFSTED inspected environment – having experience in an Early Years setting.

  • An initial assessment for Numeracy and Literacy will take place on application to the course
  • Students will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme


You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) (35 credits)

Course overview

These qualifications are designed for learners who want to develop a career as a childminder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager. Level 2 will suit you if you work, or are about to work, in a supporting role as a nursery assistant, Crèche worker or special educational needs assistant. You want to work with children, but you’ll generally work under supervision.

Course content

The QCF allows learners to build up credits which are made up of a number of units that have a stated aim. Each unit is made up from learning outcomes and each learning outcome is linked to a number of assessment criteria. Each of the assessments criteria must be completed successfully for a learner to achieve the unit. Each unit has a level and credit value.

 Core Mandatory Units:

  • Introduction to communication in heath, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health social care or children and young people’s
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children and young people’s
  • Child and young people’s development
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Contribute to children and young people’s safety
  • Contribute to the support of the positive environments children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
  • Paediatric emergency first aid
  • Paediatric illness and injury

Optional Units:

You will choose from a variety of optional units depending on your own role and responsibility in the workplace. These will build up the remaining credits to achieve the full Level 2 Certificate





Through Work based Assessments in your work placement and various evidence methods throughout the programme, building up a portfolio.


You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets. A copy of the standard handbook will be provided and given to you by your assessor on the first visit.

You will study in the work place,

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £750 Full Fee Payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2 Work-based

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