Level 2 Childcare



Ready to take the first step towards a rewarding career in the Early Years sector? Look no further! The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 course at Shipley College is designed to equip you with the essential skills that employers value.

Throughout this course, you'll delve into key principles of working in an early years setting, including supporting child development through language, literacy, communication, and play. To provide you with valuable hands-on experience, the course includes a work placement of 280 hours. This allows you to gain practical insights into the industry and apply your knowledge in a real-world setting.

At the end of the course you'll be well-prepared to jump straight into employment as an Early Years Practitioner, using the skills and knowledge you've acquired. You can also choose to further enhance your qualifications by progressing to Level 3 courses in similar areas.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the Early Years sector at Shipley College. Develop the skills employers are seeking and unlock a world of opportunities today!

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Entry requirements

2 GCSEs above, in English & maths


A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3n or above in English & maths. If you do not have
grade 4 or above, you will study them as part of your study programme.

You will attend an interview and further assessment to check if the course is right for you. A keen interest in working with children is ideal for this course. You will also need a clear Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check at the start of the course.

Progression Information

On successful completion of the course, you could progress to the Childcare & Education Level 3 Certificate or use the skills and experience you have gained to find employment in the industry.

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