Level 2 Education and Childcare
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 1 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 3 or above.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This course is part of our new Transitions Programme – a unique and individualised programme for Level 2 students, which will support you in developing the key personal, technical and professional skills you need in order to get ahead, whether you want to progress to Level 3 or employment in your chosen sector.

What will I learn?

The Childcare Transitions programme is made up of subject specific practical skills including Safeguarding Protocols and Report Writing. You will also develop key employability skills including commitment, resilience, initiative, confidence, and professionalism.

Areas of study may include Safe Working Practices and Communication with Children and Different Audiences. You will also work on your Maths and English skills.



How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of classroom tasks such as the creation of leaflets, case studies and written responses to research questions. Students must also demonstrate competency in the real work environment.


There will be lots of opportunities for trips, visits, guest speakers, mentoring and work experience. This is an exciting programme, designed to help you get ready for your next steps.

Materials and other information

You will be required to purchase a uniform for placement. You will also need to pay for a DBS clearance check to ensure you can complete the placement part of your course.

Progression and Careers

After completing this course, you will have the necessary skills to progress onto a Level 3 course in Education and Childcare or an Apprenticeship.

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