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Level 2 Certificate for the children and young people's workforce


This qualification is designed for learners who want to  develop a career as a childminder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager. Reference:50094579

You'll need to be working or volunteering in a child care role - but other than that, these qualifications are suitable for anyone starting their first child care job or already managing a child care centre.
Level 2 will suit you if you work, or are about to work, in a supporting role as a nursery assistant, Crèche worker or special educational needs assistant. You want to work with children, but you'll generally work under supervision.

The certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce is a generic qualification that will be relevant across the Children and Young People's Workforce in England. It is mapped to the CWDC Induction Standards and the Children's Care Learning and Development National Occupational Standards. To achieve the certificate you must gain a minimum of 35 credits; 29 credits will come from the mandatory group of units and 6 credits from the optional, group B units.

There is a diverse range of job roles for people with child care qualifications. These qualifications can help you find work as a:

  • Nursery nurse

  • Childminder

  • SureStart worker

  • Special Educational Needs assistant

  • Child care centre manager

  • Preschool advisor






6-12 mths


Approved by City & Guilds

Access to a PC / LapTop

Internet connection

System requirements

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