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Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce

As a nursery staff member in the early years, you play a crucial role in developing and supporting child social skills, emotional development and communication skills. As a Level 2 learner, you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding on safeguarding, child development, equality, diversity and inclusion, supporting positive behaviour and environments, supporting health and safety and partnership working in services. You will also choose from a selection of optional units including child development, SEN and supporting children at meal and snack times. 

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Additional Information


Location: Work Based

Duration: 12 – 15 Months

Entry Requirements: You should hold a contract of employment and be employed for a minimum of 16hrs per week.

Personal Progression: By successfully completing, you could progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Educators framework.

Course Content

Example Units:

UNIT SHC 2 – Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

You will develop an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and how this can be applied in the Early Years.

UNIT TDA 2.7 – Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People

This is a competence based unit and you will be assessed in the workplace by observing how you communicate with children, and develop and maintain relationships with children.

Costs/Funding

This qualification can be fully funded within an Apprenticeship framework. Alternatively, it is available commercially as a stand-alone qualification. At present, Level 2 qualifications are not eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.

Next Steps


1 – Contact us today to let us know that you are interested.

2 – We will arrange a time for one of our team to come and see you.

3 – Complete enrolment and book your first session.