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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D 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.

  • Duration

    One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.

  • Progression

    Further study is available on the Level 3 course run at the college, subject to achieving GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.

  • Careers

    Level 2 qualifications provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for working under supervision in nursery and crèche care, in playgroup and pre-school environments, and in classroom support.

  • How to Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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