Child Care Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3

Child Care at Levels 2 and 3 qualifications are suitable for anyone who would like to work with children and can show evidence of a genuine interest in working with children.


It is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to work with babies, children and young people in a variety of settings including nurseries, crèches, pre­schools and schools. These awards will enable you to develop and prove your practical competence as well as build your knowledge and understanding of early years care.

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.


Level 2

Childcare apprentices at Level 2 undertake a range of tasks for children and young people aged up to 19. The apprenticeship involves working under supervision in a childcare environment, such as a nursery assistant or a pre­school assistant, foundation units and children centres as well as support workers.


Level 3

Childcare apprentices at Level 3 undertake a wide range of senior level tasks within early years. The apprenticeship demands that apprentices work with initiative, including planning, organising, observing and assessing children in the position of a nursery nurse, pre­school key worker, a child­minder or as a supervisor, room­leader and manager.


You will learn


  • How to promote and engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting
  • How to observe and assess children
  • Understand how to safeguard the well being of children
  • Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people

A*-G GCSE Grades
Ability to complete an entry assessment and interview.

We work with a large number of partner organisations who can provide employment as part of our apprenticeships. During the interview you will be able to find out more on how we can help and support you in finding employment.

On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship programme or employment. This could then lead to further qualifications such as NVQ Level 4, HNC or a degree.

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12-18 months (full time)

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