Childcare Diploma – Level 2

Designed to help future child carers to build up the extensive knowledge and skillset required for working under supervision with children and young people, this qualification is a must have in your career arsenal!

Covering essential aspects of practical and theoretical childcare such as safeguarding, principles of child development and the preparation of safe environments, this level 2 Diploma will cover a huge range of job roles and occupational areas revolving around working with children and young people.

A work placement element in an early years setting will serve to boost your confidence and abilities by allowing you to practically apply the skills you develop over the course of this qualification.

So, want to step onto the career ladder? Apply today!

  • What will be studied

    This course will provide you with detailed knowledge of caring for children. You will cover:

    • How to safeguard children
    • The theoretical principles of child development
    • The importance of play and learning
    • Pivotal health and safety
    • Preparation of safe environments for children and young people.


    Placement experience is a compulsory part of the course and provides the practical skills needed to work with children. Carers will need to undertake two days per week assessed work experience in a variety of early year's settings, arranged by the college.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to be considered for this popular qualification, you must:

    • Have four GCSE's - including English - at a grade of 3 or above
    • Alternatively, have passed Level 1 of this course or hold an equivalent qualification
    • You will need to complete an interview task
    • Have a strong work ethic
    • Have excellent people skills
    • A caring nature
    • You will also need to pass a DBS check

    You will then be required to attend an interview at the college to assess your suitability for the course.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Completion of this Level 2 Diploma will open up an array of progression routes, such as:

    • Moving on to Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care
    • Progression onto our HND Early Years Education

    Or alternatively, completion of this qualification will allow you to take your first step onto the career ladder as an:

    • Assistant nursery worker
    • Assistant pre-school worker
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Completion of this intensive course will allow you to gain the a CACHE Certificate CYPW Diploma Level 2.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via

    • Practical workshops
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our award-winning staff

    As part of your qualification we will organise a one week placement, enbaling you to apply what you have learned to a real-life role and gain valuable industry experience.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment will come in a variety of formats on this course, and will take the form of:

    • Presentations
    • Practical activities
    • Reflective practice
    • Written assignments
    • Case studies
    • Work place assessment
  • How to get a place?
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Learner Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    You will be required to pay for your DBS check, which will be essential for your career, and for a college uniform.

    Additionally, whilst studying on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:

    Once you have completed your Level 2 Childcare, you will be able to progress onto Level 3 and eventually a HND in Early Education and Care


Start Date : September 2020 End Date : June 2021 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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