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Children and Young People's Workforce
Raising Childcare Standards through Training

These qualifications are intended to develop knowledge and skills relating to the children and young people’s workforce in early learning and childcare, social care and learning development and support services.

These qualifications consist of mandatory units which cover child development, health, safety and safeguarding, equality and inclusion, child health and first aid
and good child care practice; the optional units allow the learner to tailor the qualification to their role and their interests.

 

Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate
This qualification is the minimum requirement to enter the workforce for children and young people. It ensures a good
 understanding of child care and development and how to put that into practice.  The Level 2 Certificate can be studied on its own or as part of the Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

 

 

Level 3 Diploma

From August 2014, the eligibility for the Early Years Educator qualifications changed. It is now a sector requirement that those wishing to work towards the level 3 Diploma must have first achieved  GCSE grade A* - C in English and Maths. The Early Learning and Childcare pathway meets the qualifications requirements stated in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework, and the Social Care pathway meets the National Care Standards requirements. At level 3 workers gain an in depth knowledge of child care and development, and are expected to promote good practice in all aspects of their work.  The Level 3 Diploma can be studied on its own or as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

 

 

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