Childcare and Early Years

Level 2 Childcare (with work placement)
Course Title
Level 2 Childcare (with work placement)
Course Code
Mode of Study
Number of Weeks
Entry Requirements
Grade 3 in GCSE English and maths and a minimum of two additional GCSEs at grade 3 or arelevant Level 1 qualification.
Leads on to
You may choose to progress on to a relevant Level 3 qualification or you may choose to seek an apprenticeship or employment. If you are 19+ and considering progressing to Higher Education you may consider the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies.
Additional Information
Because of the nature of the course you must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people. If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults you will need to seek enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance. This should be done through your employer but in some cases may be done through the College. You may be required to pay the fee for this.
This course will prepare you to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment. 250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.
Areas of study include:
Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
Support physical care routines for children
An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
Understand how to work in partnership
Legislation, framework and professional practice
Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Play, development and learning for school readiness
Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
Supporting children’s play
Support children’s play in early years
Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
Supporting children’s development
Use observation, assessment and planning
Support children’s positive behaviour
Professional development
Engage in professional development
Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
Support creative play