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.

Academic Year: 2023/24

Course Code: 10751

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Off Site

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.

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, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English, Maths, or ICT or equivalent. For you to be exempt, you will be required to show us original copies of your certificates.                                                                                         

Ideal If:

You are aged over 16, 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 in Childcare.

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 or over.

Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Off Site

Enquiries Information

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Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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Available Sessions

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