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.



Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and take an initial assessment.

Applicants wishing to start at L2 will need to show evidence of the following:

  • Maths/English GCSE Grade D/3 or Functional Skills L1
  • Some GCSE at grades A-D/9-3 or L1 vocational qualifications

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

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