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Childcare - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 2)

This Level 2 Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to ‘Earn while you learn’ combining on the job training and delivery, with monthly workshops to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work in the Childcare sector.
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Level 2

Course Overview

This Apprenticeship is equivalent to five GCSE’s at A*-C and will allow you to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work in the Childcare sector.

The course will be delivered through a combination of onsite delivery and classroom based monthly workshops by a qualified Trainer/Assessor. The qualification is made up of a combination of mandatory and optional units.


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Childcare - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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Course Modules

 Mandatory units include:      

  • Introduction to personal development and communication
  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding and Health and Safety 
  • Positive environments and Partnerships 
  • Supporting children's development through play

Optional units can be chosen based on your interests and the experience you are gaining through your job role. Optional units include; ICT, Mathematical development, supporting disabled children and those with additional needs and introductory awareness of sensory loss.  


As part of your Apprenticeship, you will also be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English or Maths, or equivalent. For you to be exempt, you will be required to show us original copies of your certificates.  



Ideal If:

You are 18-24, employed or starting a new job within the Childcare sector or moving into a new position within your current company and would like to develop your skills.

Not currently employed? If you would like to work in the childcare sector but are not currently employed liaise with our Apprenticeship team now by emailing

You'll Learn:

A range of topics within the mandatory and optional units and lots of hands on practical skills to take with you through your career.

You'll Love:

The flexibility of this programme. The training will be tailored to your preferred learning style incorporating blended learning and will be delivered one to one or in small groups.

You'll Progress:

With your Level 2 qualification you will gain recognition as a qualified person within the Childcare sector and can progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship and a Career as a Room Leader.

You'll Need:

To be permanently employed or seeking employment within the Childcare Industry and be contracted to work minimum of 21 hours per week.

To be eligible for this Apprenticeship, you will be aged 16-24

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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