Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 Certificate

The Level 2 programme provides you with the knowledge and skills required to work in a childcare setting at an assistant level.

The course involves learning about all aspects of children’s care and development, with mandatory units which include; an introduction to communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, development and safeguarding. You will then also select some optional units.

You will be assessed at your setting and will also complete written tasks to demonstrate your competence. You will be supported throughout the course by your assessor and also with the option of an online learning environment.

Our Introduction to Childcare (ITC) course included as part of the course is an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience prior to the start of your certificate. This will provide you with underpinning knowledge arming you with First Aid, Food Hygiene and an understanding of Safeguarding.

Do you want to take this course as part of an apprenticeship programme? See our Intermediate Childcare Apprenticeship.

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Course information:

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

Who is this course for?

This course is for those of you wanting to pursue a career in childcare. It provides a recognised qualification and may enable progression onto a Level 3 qualification.

Key facts:

  • Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 Certificate

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To apply or find our more information about the Level 2 Childcare Certificate course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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What makes Aspire different?


Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to combine the achievement in gaining a qualification with on-the-job training, enabling you to learn while you earn. By placing you with an employer, we offer the training and mentorship you need.

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Aspire Training Team offer a range of training courses across the business and care sector. You can be assured you will be provided with the right skills to progress your career or assistance with training your workforce.


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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