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Childcare & Education Diploma Level 2 at Stephenson College

Course description

This level 2 modular course is designed for those wishing to gain the skills and qualificatioin needed to work with children in day nurseries, schools or playgroups. The course involves attending college for 3 days a week and a childcare setting for 2 days a week.

Course content

Core units:
 1. An Introduction to Working with Children
 2. The Developing Child
 3. Safe, Healthy & Nuturing Environment for Children
 4. Children and Play
 5. Communication and Professional Skills
 6. The Child Care Pactitioner in the Workplace (practical unit).

Plus one optional unit:
 Chosen by the tutor.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to be four GCSEs at grade D's or above or a Level 1 Early Years Qualification at merit or distinction and a tutor reference indicating that the candidate has the correct attributes to work with children.


Assessment will be in the form of written assignments, assessment in the workplace and a multiple choice paper.

Financial information

Fully funded

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will give you a recognised qualification for work with children in day nurseries, schools or in private homes as Nannies.

This course can lead to employment as a nursery assistant or for those who have high grades and excellent reports from placement you may progress to a level 3 full time course.

Further information

How will I learn?

The units will be taught in college using a range of methods including interactive on-line exercises, practical and traditional taught lessons. On-line learning materials are available.

The workplace supervisor and college staff will support the training in the placement.

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: 21 October 2014
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