Childcare and Playwork

A career in working with children offers the uniquely rewarding opportunity of having a positive impact on the development and lives of the next generation. Our apprenticeships and qualifications allow apprentices and learners to develop the skills necessary to work in both mainstream education and residential settings and with children with diverse needs and backgrounds. 

Qualifications available

Level 2 (Intermediate) Children and Young People’s Workforce

Level 2 CYPW is an ideal programme of study for people in the first chapter of their career, working directly with children in the following settings:

  • Pre-school

  • Nursery or crèche

  • In a home as a childminder

Level 2 (Intermediate) Playwork

Level 2 is an ideal programme of study for those at the start of their career working with children in a role such as:

  • Assistant playworker

  • Play centre assistant

Level 3 (Advanced) Early Years Educator

Level 3 EYE is an ideal programme of study for those who have a significant amount of experience working within a nursery or early learning childcare setting in a role such as:

  • Senior nursery worker or supervisor

  • Residential care worker

  • Short break carer

 Level 3 (Advanced) Residential Childcare 

Level 3 is an ideal programme of study for those who have a significant amount of experience working in a supervisory role as a residential care worker or short break carer in a setting such as:

  • Residential care homes

  • Residential special school

  • Therapeutic communities

  • Secure children's home

  • Shared care

  • Short break settings

Level 3 (Advanced) Playwork

Level 3 is an ideal programme of study for those with some years experience their career working with children in a role such as:

  • Playworker

  • Senior playworker

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