Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Course Information

The Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) prepares learners to work with children from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in children's settings, including Early Years and Socialcare

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress onto any of the Level 3 qualifications in the Early Years Educator suite.

Experience in the workplace

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. CACHE recommends 200 placement hours.

Qualification structure

Learners must achieve:

The Course Content

This course will require you to show your practice, knowledge and understanding of developing and promoting relationships with children and adults, communicating with children and adults, establishing and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and developing your own practice. There will be other requirements relating to your chosen option units. Learning and assessment will generally take place in the workplace but where additional underpinning knowledge is required, attendance at some “one to one” or classroom seminars may be required - for example; First Aid and Food Safety. Unit certification can be claimed for all achieved units.


All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner's workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

The qualification is "pass or refer" and all the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. The candidate is supported and assessed through one to one support by a qualified and experienced assessor. Observations are done in the workplace by the assessor and knowledge evidence is gathered through questioning and other supporting evidence. The candidate should be prepared to do set work in their own time to build a portfolio of evidence for this certificate.


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