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Children's Play Learning and Development Level 2 Certificate at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

You will spend some time in College as well as in a work placement. Classwork is a combination of lectures, practical activities, discussion and tutorials.

Course content

You will study a range of modules including:

  • Support children's development
  • Support children's play
  • Support healthy lifestyles
  • Support positive behaviour
  • You will also study Maths and English
  • You will also take part in work placements working with children and staff in a range of settings. Work placements are usually arranged by the College.

Entry requirements

You will need to have one GCSE at Grade C and three at Grade D or above, in an academic subjects, or a suitable Level 1 qualification in Childcare or equivalent. You also need to have enthusiasm and an interest in working with young children 0 - 16 years. A successful interview, a police check and a suitable reference are also required.

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.


Continual assessment throughout the course/ written assignments/ online tests/ practical assessments are undertaken.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you may progress with your studies and apply to join the Level 3 course (over 19s will need GCSE at Grade C in Maths and English to do this). Alternatively, as this qualification is well recognised by employers and as a Level 2 qualification, it enables you to work as an assistant in the Childcare and Education sector (eg with children aged 0 - 5 in a range of settings, such as nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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