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Children & Young People’s Workforce

Level 2 Certificate for Children & Young People’s Workforce

This qualification is suitable for anyone starting their first job in childcare, though you will need to be working or volunteering in a childcare role. This qualification is ideal for you if …

  • you work, or are about to work, in a supporting role in a childcare setting, such as Nursery Assistant or Special Educational Needs (SEN) Assistant
  • you want to work with children, but you will generally work under supervision

The Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is a free course (subject to eligibility) and is designed for those who want to work in job roles such as:

  • Childminder
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Special Educational Needs Assistant
  • Childcare Centre Manager
  • Preschool Advisor
  • Youth Worker
  • Creche Worker

Relevant across the Children and Young People’s Workforce in England, this is a generic qualification that offers an overview of children and young people’s development, early years and education. To achieve the certificate, you must gain a minimum of 35 credits. It will be delivered over 36 weeks.

  • 350 hours – the total qualification time for this course
  • 261-278 of these hours is your guided learning, in taught sessions with your tutor
  • remaining hours is for your personal study time and coursework

Learners will have access to resources online resources, which will form part of the weekly teaching sessions. Students are also encouraged to use these resources outside of class time to expand their knowledge and understanding.

For further information email us at

Address: Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES

Phone: 0207 2668 241