Childcare - Level 1 & 2

This is an introductory course for anyone who is considering a career in education or early years settings such as:

  • pre-schools
  • voluntary sector / private day nurseries
  • maintained nursery schools

The courses include project-based learning, workplace visits and enrichment activities to give you a clear insight into the Early Years Sector. Learners who can demonstrate that they are ‘job ready’ will be offered work experience opportunities.


  • Certificate/Award in Caring for Children


  • Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Applicants will be asked to take an Initial Assessment.

Maths/English GCSEs D-F or Functional Skills EL3. Some GCSEs at A-D / L1 qualifications.

There may be limited spaces to join the course at Level 2 in January 2018. Applicants will need to provide evidence of Maths/English GCSE grade 3/D or FS L1.

Relevant entry level roles /industries

Early Years Assistant

Nursery Worker

Pre-School Assistant

Pre-School Worker

Early Years Practitioner

Family Worker

Teaching Assistant

Progress to further training or employment, for example:

  • Early Years Educator Apprenticeships
  • Employment opportunities within the early years sector
  • Further training at a college or training provider