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QCF Children and Young People's Workforce at Appleby Heritage Centre

Course description

A hands-on course aimed at anybody who has a professional interest in working with children aged 0 - 16 years. A vocational qualification based upon the knowledge and understanding gained in tutorials at the centre, and then applied during practical sessions whilst on placement in local settings.


Course content


Level 2 Certificate

The Level 2 qualification meets the needs of candidates who work or want to work as a nursery nurse, youth or community worker etc.


Level 3 Diploma
There are three pathways (Early Years / children's Social Care / Learning & Development and Support Services) Level 3 is more appropriate for those with an interest in a career as a care worker, child minder, early years practitioner, nursery nurse, education welfare officer, Connexions worker, learning mentor, youth/community worker or foster carer.




Entry requirements

A good basic general education.


You will be required to build up a portfolio of evidence from tutorials and weekly work placement. This is a vocational qualification based upon practical experiences that are developed in a workplace.


Future opportunities

For suitable students there is the opportunity to progress from Level 2 to Level 3.Get the skills and experience to develop a career in child care in a wide range of settings.

Further information

Contact Sharron Simpson (Course Tutor)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Heritage Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year