Introducing Caring for Children & Young People Level 2

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

This course offers an exciting opportunity for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills when caring for, and supporting the learning and development of, children aged 0-7 years.

This qualification can be completed as a full study programme alongside GCSE English and Mathematics for those who wish to progress to level 3 qualifications or the workforce.

The course units cover key subject areas including Child Development, Play and Learning, Exploring Legislation, The Role of the Practitioner, Nutrition and Physical Development and Physical Activity.

A clear Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required and you will be expected to complete a Professional Skills Record, and a work experience placement.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework and placement assessment.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 and above, including English, and Maths. It is a requirement, however, that you retake GCSE English and Maths as part of your programme, if you do not have Grade 4. This will ensure you can progress to a Level 3 course or apprenticeship, and will improve your future employment prospects.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to a Level 3 vocational course, including in Early Years or Health & Social Care.


This course could put you on the path to a career as a Nursery Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Pre-School Assistant.

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