Apprenticeship - Childcare - Level 2

If you have a love of children and a calm manner, this 15 month Apprenticeship is ideal. It will help you to make a career caring for children in privately owned nurseries or those attached to primary schools.

You will work towards the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, which is the industry recognised qualification. You will also be required to complete a workbook on Employer Rights & Responsibilities and demonstrate Personal Learning & Thinking Skills throughout the Apprenticeship.

You will work to improve your skills in English and Maths over the course of your apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continuously assessed in the workplace for your developing skills and also through online assignments set throughout your Apprenticeship.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English and Maths.

In addition, you will also have to secure a job with an employer.

To apply for vacancies, log on to your account at For help with your application contact College Careers on 0121 602 7726.

Where can it take me?

  • College Progression - you can progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Childcare.
  • Continued employment in Childcare.

Additional information

A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required

You need to be in employment – College staff may be able to help you, but you will probably need to apply for vacancies on the National Apprenticeship online vacancy website.

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