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Childcare Level 2 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

If you are interested in a career working with children then this would be the course for you.

Course content

You will be taught a range of different subjects including;

  • The role of the early years practitioner
  • Legislation, framework and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development.

Entry requirements

To enrol on the course you will need the equivalent of 5 D grades at GCSE (Grade 3 in English and maths) or a relevant Level 1 qualification.


Your course will be assessed with a range of course work and also practical observations out in your work placement.

Financial information

ou will need to purchase a DBS check in order to attend your placement, the cost for which is £44.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this Level 2 course, you can then enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

You will attend 2 placements over the duration of the course. You will be present in a number of block week placements and attend the setting 2 days a week, every week.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

There will be a number of trips on the course including a trip to Eureka children’s museum and a wide range of sporting enrichment activities.

Are there any links with industry?

Alongside your placement, you will complete a number of placement based criteria within your assessment. There will also be guest speakers visiting your course from the industry.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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    • By Rail: Anyone travelling by train should disembark at Central Station in Warrington. Our Winwick Road Campus is around a 20 minute walk along the A49 (you will pass the Warrington Wolves RLFC stadium and the Tesco supermarket on your left).

      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.