Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce - Level 2
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 Hele Road Centre *Please see below *Please see below Variable Variable £750 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course prepares you for employment working directly with children and young people in a supervised role. You will have a dedicated assessor who will work with you in your workplace on a 1:1 basis to gather the evidence required for the practical and knowledge requirements. The course lasts for up to 1 year and we use an online portfolio system which is accessible to you 24/7.

Course dates are:-

  • 17.09.2018 to 16.09.2019 - variable days
  • 14.01.2019 to 13.01.2020 - variable days
  • 15.04.2019 to 14.04.2020 - variable days

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400577  Email: susanbright@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

You will independently study a range of topics that relate to your role, such as creative activities, child development, working as part of a team and duty of care and provide various forms of evidence to prove your understanding and competency; assignments, discussions, observations and questions.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require a good level of communication, English and Maths. Ideally a minimum of a GCSE grade D or equivalent, however each case is considered individually. You need patience, understanding, a strong desire to work with people and good communication skills. You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for your employer.

What facilities are there?

  • 1:1 assessor support.
  • Online portfolio and resources
  • You will have access to a learning resource centre

What can the course lead on to?

On successful completion of this course, you could progress directly into the workplace as a nursery, preschool or childcare assistant. This course is also an excellent preparation for the Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner - Early Years Educator - Level 3

Are there any additional costs?

You will have to pay for a 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course (available at the college for approx £90).

What do our students think?

Throughout the course I was given clear objectives and targets and used a good variety of assessment methods. My assessor was flexible with regards my setting which was invaluable and knowing she was on the end of the phone or email helped me get through the course”


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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