The Children And Young People’s Workforce (Level 2 Certificate)

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The Children And Young People’s Workforce (Level 2 Certificate):

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working in early learning and childcare, social care, learning development and support services.

Gaining a QCF Level 2 qualification is suitable for those working as an assistant in a children’s centre, nursery or playgroup, care worker, youth and community worker or registered childminder or nanny.

Children and Young People’s Workforce is designed for people who wish to work in the childcare sector. It is an ideal qualification for those looking to take the first step towards a career with children as a nursery assistant, crèche worker, playgroup assistant, childminder or nanny. Anyone working or planning to work in a range of childcare occupations needs to obtain the relevant qualification approved by Ofqual, the qualifications regulator. To work in a supervised capacity requires a Level 2 competence qualification for which this course is purpose designed.

This course is designed for people who would like to work in the childcare sector. Anyone wishing to embark on a career in childcare will benefit and it provides a start point to the formal qualifications required to work in the sector. It provides an ideal route into a career in childcare and results in a recognised and accepted by Ofsted qualification which enables students to work competently in a supervised capacity with children.

By the end of your training, you will have an excellent understanding of the skills required by childcare professionals, along with a good knowledge of what makes for a thriving environment for the development of children and young people.

On this Children and Young People’s Workforce course you will gain:

an understanding of the role of learning and development in child care settings, and the legislative context within which child carers operate
an understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills required of a child carer at this level
an understanding of early education framework

Career paths include:

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Crèche Worker
  • Playgroup Assistant
  • Child Minder
  • Nanny

Additional entry requirements

Learners must either be employed or volunteering in an appropriate role and have the full support of their employer in order to enrol.

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Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info
Start Date: Wed 29th May 2019


London, SW16 2BP, This is a distance learning course


9:30am - 12:30pm, Any time


18 weeks, By arrangement


Distance without attendance , Part time day


Nationally recognised qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

From: £650

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