Course: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Department: Health and Social Care and Childcare

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

We provide a practical, real-world approach to learning for those who want to work with children from birth to seven years. The course has a strong practical emphasis, including extensive work experience to build up your knowledge and skills. Whether you’re looking to start work in childcare or are already employed and would like to progress your career we’ll support you.

What You Study

  • Maintaining the health of children
  • The protection and welfare of children
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Meeting the needs of the developing child
  • Children’s play
  • Supporting healthy lifestyles for children
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or 3 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

Lucy Brown

BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)

Lucy manages to hold down two jobs, working as an early years educator at a local nursery and also as a waitress, as well as her studies as she pursues her dream career working with children.