Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Level 2 Certificate

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Availability & Details

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Havant) HP-CYPW2C-D(0000)000

Havant Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 year)

Examination board


The course is designed to support the learner to build knowledge and skills to work under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

We would welcome applications from anyone who is interested in working in early years settings, education or social care industries. The learner must have a placement in an early years setting, school or college, this can be of a voluntary nature or employed and must be between 12-15 hours per week.

To gain a place on this course, you must have a placement in a learning environment, a nursery, childminders, pre school, school or college, as you need to show competence in both skills and knowledge.
You should hold passes at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths or be willing to work towards achieving these qualifications.
You will be invited to attend an interview with the course lead and to complete a short written task based on your pre existing knowledge of working with children and young people or what you believe working with children and young people might entail.
Also to provide proof of or apply for a DBS certificate.

There is 11 manadory units which are to be completed across the academic year, these include exploring individuals personal development, safeguarding and welfare, supporting positive behaviour and supporting positive environments.

There is also a range of optional units of which 2/3 additional units will be required to complete.

Your learning commitment will be to attend college once a week on a Tuesday from 9:30 am. Your class will include refreshment breaks.

Your class is held in the Adult Learning Centre on the Havant Campus, where there is a dedicated team of professionals to support you with your learning and development. Along with classrooms specifically designed for our learners and an Adult Learning Lounge where you can relax and unwind from the busy Eat Central.

You will be assessed on your skills and competence in the workplace as well as being required to complete classroom based assignment tasks.

This course is free if you meet the eligibility requirements or depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive full or part funding for the course. Please do contact us and we will be happy to advise you.

Employment progression, by successfully completing this qualification the learner could apply for employment in pre schools, children's centres, day nurseries or schools. Along with a wide range of support worker roles working with children and young people.
Learning progression, when you have successfully completed this qualification, we would welcome your application to either the Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Workforce or the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Your teacher has experience of working with young children and with in the post 16 education sector. She holds qualifications in Special Educational Needs and Disability, Autism, Equality and Diversity and also the Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification.

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student