This qualification has been developed for people wanting to work with children and young people. It is ideal for learners who are just starting out in their career, or who have little experience. The qualification will help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. You will gain knowledge and skills in communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, child development, observations, safeguarding children’s welfare, positive behaviour, health and safety and partnership working, plus some optional units.
It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in children’s settings, including early years and social care which could include:
• Assistant pre-school workers
• Assistant in children’s centres
• Assistant in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools
There is a two hour session each week in the centre for 36 weeks or an academic year, during which you gain the knowledge to be able to compile the required evidence. Learners need to be within a work placement for at least a half a day a week to gain the practical experience and achieve the competence level required.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners need to be working or volunteering in an appropriate work placement. You will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and your English and maths will be assessed as this has to be at a good level to progress.
Learners can progress to the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) qualification.