- Course Code: CC541
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Validated by: National Council Further Education
- This course is also available to start in January
The Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is for learners who wish to work in the Children and Young People’s workforce or who are already working as an assistant.
The Certificate will guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to Early Learning and Childcare workforces.
The Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce:
- covers the age range from birth to 19 years
- has a minimum credit value of 35 credits
- You must have a current, DBS certificate,
- have a placement or employment in a real work environment for a minimum of 8 hours per week and have completed a relevant level 1 qualification. You must also have good levels of literacy and numeracy.
What are the benefits to the employee?
Employees will benefit from:
- A clearer understanding of their responsibility within the organisation
- The opportunity to develop new skills
- The recognition of existing skills
What will I get at the end of this course?
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England).
This Level 2 qualification provides opportunities for progression to further study of the Level 3 Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator).
Specific job roles may include:
- assistant playgroup workers
- assistants in children’s centres
- assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools
- registered childminders and nannies
- support workers in the above settings
anyone who works with children and young people in the voluntary sector, including volunteers who are not covered by another sector skills body
How much does it cost?
Fees are subject to funding depending on the eligibility criteria of the individual learner.
Where will training be delivered?
At the candidate’s workplace and at Blackburn College.
The course is covered in a series of workshops where the underpinning knowledge evidence needed for the various units is covered. These workshops take place on a rolling programme and are available at different times throughout the year. The course can take between 7 – 10 months to complete. (apprenticeships minimum of 12 months).
To find out more:
Contact Kathryn Waqar - Uddin at Blackburn College on 01254 292575 or click here to email
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- What will I study?
There are a range of topics that you will cover on the qualification these include:
- Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Child and young person development
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
- Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Contribute to the support of child and young person development
- Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
- Contribute to the support of the positive environments for children and young people
- Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
- Entry Requirements
You will need to arrange 7 1/2 hours per week of work placements (before you start the programme) and have good levels of Literacy and Numeracy.
- How will I be assessed?
You are assessed by producing a portfolio of evidence that supports your ability and competence to work with children and young people. Each learner will be assigned an experienced, qualified assessor to assess competency in the real work environment using methods of direct observation, verbal questioning, case studies and workbooks.
- What can I do next?
- Your Study Programme