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This Level 2 course is suitable for you if you are looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. You do not need to have previous qualifications or experience in working with children to undertake this qualification. It is assessed in a work situation and combines knowledge and practical skills.It is a flexible programme.Allow up to 12 months to complete.
You will study a number of units in order to achieve the total number of unit credits for the qualification.Examples of areas you will study include:
This course is recognised by the DfE as a full Level 2 Diploma, enabling you to be counted in staffing ratios across the Early Years workforce at Level 2.
You are expected to find your own voluntary placement of at least 8.5 hours a week in an early years setting prior to interview.The placement will need to last the duration of the course. You will already have a clear DBS prior to enrolment.
There are no written exams for this course. Instead you will build an e-portfolio which will include coursework and practical assessments in your voluntary placement.
This qualification can help you to find paid employment at Level 2 in the Early Years Workforce, working under supervision in roles such as:
I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.
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