Children & Young People's Workforce Qualification Level 2

Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

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Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Assessment Requirements: Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

This qualification is designed to help Learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.
It is the only Level 2 qualification conferring occupational competence for the Children and Young People’s workforce. It is mapped to the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Induction Standards and the Children’s Care Learning and Development National Occupational Standards.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
This qualification is suitable for those who are starting to work or who are thinking about working in a customer service environment. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment in children and young people’s care such as assistant roles in childcare centres, nurseries, children’s residential care homes or pre-school workers.
On completion of this qualification, Learners may progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce 


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