Introducing the qualification
This qualification meets the needs of candidates who work, or want to work, in a wide range of children and young people’s settings covering the age range 0 – 7 years with applied knowledge in the early years, 0 – 5 years. Examples of roles include: Care Worker, Childminder, Nursery Nurse and Community Worker. This qualification replaces the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce.
The Qualification aims to act as a bridging qualification towards the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator. It can provide an inclusive pathway for entrants to the workforce across the children’s workforce and will enable practitioners to count in the ratio at level 2 identified in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
There will be an expectation for candidates to achieve the Certificate for the Children and Young People within 12 months.
Assessment is through submission of evidence in a portfolio to demonstrate that the requirements are met to a relevant standard.
There are no formal qualification requirements, but candidates will undertake an initial assessment to determine the appropriate level and optional units. Candidates must be in an appropriate job role to collect the relevant evidence.
Learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.
An assessor will be assigned to the workplace to support the candidate through the qualification. This will involve observation of the candidate in the workplace. There will also be workshops either online or at one of our ACL centres, to support the candidate through the knowledge and understanding. Other options may be available.
Competence based units are assessed in the workplace, using observation, witness testimonies, work products, candidate accounts and questioning.
£2225, free to Apprentices. Payment may be made in instalments. This course may be fully funded depending on individual circumstances.
Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
Understand how to support children’s development
Support care routines for children and young people
Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
Promote play in an Early Years Setting
Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
Support babies and young children to be physically active
Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
Partnership working in the early years
Support the needs of the child in preparing for school