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Level 2 Childcare Diploma

This is an opportunity for your team members to get paid whilst working towards a recognised qualification. This programme provides the knowledge and skills required to work in a childcare setting at an assistant level.

It allows the individual to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their job and future career with children and young people.

What Will Your Team Gain From This Qualification?

The aim of this qualification is to provide your team with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

Your team members will spend time within a childcare setting gaining the practical experience required to work with children and young people. They will be assessed at their setting and will also complete written tasks to demonstrate their competence. They will be supported throughout the course by their assessor through an online learning environment.

This qualification allows your team to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.

Individuals may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner

The completion of the Level 2 allows your team to progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator Childcare once they have gained further experience.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
15 Months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is ideal for team members who are looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. They do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification. They must be aged 16 or over.

Key facts:

  • Level 2 Childcare Diploma
  • Privately Funded
  • Why not offer this as an apprenticeship?

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To apply or find out more information about the Level 2 Childcare Diploma – For Your Team course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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What makes Aspire different?


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From childcare & early years to business administration and team leading and management, there is something for everyone. We also provide study programmes for 16-18 years olds, courses in first aid, assessor training and much more.

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