Vocational Qualification – Childcare
Children & Young People’s Workforce
Level 2 Certificate
This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop a career as a childcare practitioner, childminder, youth worker or nursery nurse.
You’ll need to be working or volunteering in a child care role – but other than that, these qualifications are suitable for anyone starting their first child care job or already working within a childcare centre.
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 Length: 12 – 18 months
Early Years Educator
Level 3 Diploma
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become Early Years Educators and is designed for those who work or want to work in a Nursery or Pre-School setting or become a childminder.
Learners will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Early Years sector. The course will include the learning of: babies, toddlers and young children, from birth to 5 years and from conception to 7.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets out the requirements for staff to child ratios in settings delivering the EYFS and the qualification levels that practitioners must hold. Learners will be required to have or be working towards GCSE A-C
Course Length: 2 Years