Level 2 childcare course

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Build the foundations for best practice  (formerly NVQ Level 2 in Childcare)

If you’re currently working with children in a paid role, such as a nursery nurse or pre-school assistant, and you want to learn
about how to support the development of young children, this level 2 course would be ideal for you!

Course funding information


How do I achieve this childcare qualification?

The course is split up into different units which must total 35 credits for you
to achieve a Level 2 certificate. However, there’s a lot of flexibility for you to
choose units which really interest you.

How will I be assessed?

During your childcare apprenticeship, you’ll be assessed through a mixture of ‘at home’ and ‘at work’ tasks. Before this happens, your assessor will talk with you to find out what learning style suits you best and tailor your assessments around it.

How long will the course take me to complete?

As with anything worthwhile, this level 2 childcare course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. This can be between 12 and 18 months, but afterwards you’ll have the fantastic feeling of becoming a professionally recognised childcarer and set yourself up for a long and rewarding career in childcare.

Will I need to attend classes?

Great news – there are no classes to attend! Your Parenta assessor will visit you on a regular basis to observe you at work in your childcare setting and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements. You’ll also be expected to complete online course work outside of work, and benefit from phone support from your Parenta assessor if there’s anything at all that you need help with.