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Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice

Level 2

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is practice based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment or a work placement.

The qualification is designed for:

  • learners from 16 years of age who are interested in working in a support role in the Childcare sector
  • learners who are studying, or have completed Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core
  • learners already in work and undertaking Level 2 roles and responsibilities
  • learners returning to the workforce after a career break looking to refresh their knowledge and skills in the Childcare sector

Learners are strongly recommended to complete the Level 2 Childcare, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification prior to or alongside this qualification.

Learners not yet in employment must complete a minimum of 280 hours work placement; this must be in a Level 2 role working with children under the age of 8 years.

What will the qualification cover?

The content for this qualification is still being finalised although the following themes are likely to be included:

  • principles and values
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety
  • health, well-being, learning and development
  • professional practice

 

Qualification structure and assessment

The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units and is assessed using a portfolio of evidence that includes observation of practice and internally assessed tasks.

What could the qualification lead to?

Completion of the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification enables learners to work as a qualified Level 2 childcare worker in a supervised capacity. The qualification could also lead to:

  • progression to further education
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development.

Contact us

There are no documents available for this qualification at the moment.

The latest information Professional Development events and learning opportunities will be available here from autumn 2018.

You will be able to see details on how to find a centre here.

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