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Children and Young People's WorkforceLevel 2 Certificate

  • Work-based Location

An ideal course if you want to work with children aged 0-19 years.

Course details


This qualification is for students who wish to work with children age 0–19 years. This may include:

  • early years worker
  • early years assistant
  • child minder
  • assistant youth support and community worker

What's covered?

To achieve the full Level 2 qualification there are 13 mandatory units (31 credits):

  • SHC 21 introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • SHC 22 introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • SHC 23 introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • TDA 2.1 child and young person development
  • TDA 2.2 safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • TDA 2.7 maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • TDA 2.9 support children and young people's positive behaviour 
  • CCLDMU 2.2 contribute to the support of child and young person development
  • MU 2.4 contribute to children and young people's health and safety
  • MU 2.8 contribute to the support of the positive environments children and young people
  • MU 2.9 understand partnership working in services for children and young people

You will need to choose optional units for the remaining four credits.

How will my work be assessed?

  • you will be assessed in the workplace on your practical skills and complete a portfolio of evidence which will be continually assessed 
  • you will undertake independent assignments 
  • there are no exams

What can I do after this?

You can progress to a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

You will need to be at least 16 years of age and have sufficient education to undertake a level 2 qualification. You will need to demonstrate that you are able to work to a level 2 standard in maths and English. It is essential that you are working or have a voluntary placement in a relevant setting for a minimum of 9–12 hours per week. The placement will need to agree to this arrangement prior to enrolment.

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  • Venue Work-based Location
  • Attendance Part time day
  • Duration 1 year
  • Provision Adults
  • Cost details Course fee based on 2017-18 for UK/EU students
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