What you'll learn

The Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People’s is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.

You will need to be working or volunteering in a children or young people’s or Early Years setting, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Ideal If

You have little or no experience of working with children and young people in a professional childcare setting. You will be provided with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in a range of settings.

A work placement is required for 1 day a week.

The course is only available for 16-19 year olds and / or  Apprentices

What to expect

You will attend half day once a month tutorials at Achievement Training’s City Centre location. Your tutor will support you throughout the course. The delivery of the qualification is done mainly at the workplace, the assessor will visit the work place every 6-8 weeks. You will receive a login to an on-line portfolio account, which can be accessed from any Wifi point at work at home or in our centre or through 3/4G. You will be provided with a detailed course programme. At the centre you will have the opportunity to network with other learners and to share practice and access to different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.

The course can be completed as part of an intermediate Apprenticeship moving onto advanced and higher Apprenticeships.

What next

The qualification will enable you to progress in a wide range of work roles including:

  • Assistant Pre-schools worker
  • Assistant in a Children’s Centre
  • Assistant in a day nursery, nursery school
  • Adventure Club Assistant
  • Children or young people in care or leaving care
  • Young offenders


Course Cost = £1417.00

Age 16-18 = Funded by the Department for Education

Fully Funded = £0.00 (for eligible students)

Reduced Fees / Co-Funded = £708.50 (for eligible students)

Advanced Learner Loans are not applicable to this course

This qualification can be completed via an Apprenticeship

Application for ages 16-18

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Thanks for applying to join us in September 2018. You will be contacted shortly by a member of the team!