Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care L2


Childcare is a growing sector with thousands of job opportunities, leading to careers that can be extremely rewarding and diverse. Opportunities include working as a nanny, childminder, creche worker or nursery assistant as well as many other possibilities. We will help develop your skills to the highest level, whichever career path you choose.

Course requirements

Minimum 2 GCSEs at grade D in Maths and English or Level 1 Adult Learning in English and Maths An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject Satisfactory DBS check.

What will I do?

You will study in College for 1 day per week and you will attend placement for 1 day per week. The course work will prepare you to work with children from 0-5 years and will cover a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in statutory, private and voluntary settings.

What will it give me?

The course will give you a Level 2 qualification to work with Children from 0-5 years and knowledge up to 7 years.

Materials needed

None required

What can I do when I finish?

Progression internally: You may be able to progress to the Level 3 Early Years Educator course. Employment opportunities: child and family centres; community nursery; nursery worker; day nurseries; and hospital nurseries. Child-minding, nanny work. Early Years Educators may also work in primary schools to support the work of teachers.

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