This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children aged from birth to five years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in children's settings, including Early Years.
You should be at least 16 years of age and working or volunteering in an Early Years setting for at least two days a week. You must also have a DBS check.
The QCF Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce includes 13 mandatory units and optional units which will be suited to your role in your placement/work.
You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. These could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.
No specialist equipment is required.
There is a £1,200 cost for the course.
On completion of this qualification, you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education.