Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00142
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This apprenticeship is for learners who wish to work with children. You will gain knowledge and practical skills in caring for children.

As an apprentice, you will be working in an early years setting such as a nursery or pre-school.

Will this course suit me?

An ideal student for this course is one who has a mature and professional attitude for the workplace. You will need to have good time management skills and be punctual. It is an advantage to be self motivated and to able to work independently. You must be committed to working with children.


Key Areas of Study:
Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
Legislation, framework and professional practice
Play, development and learning for school readiness
Professional development 

How will it be delivered?

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the workplace to show competence to work with children. You will be expected to keep a portfolio of evidence. Your college work is assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods including taught sessions and written tasks set by CACHE.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a minimum of Grade 4 in English Language and Maths and a clear DBS check. 

You will also need to gain a suitable employer.

You can do this through searching for vacancies on our website  and applying directly to the employer. This will be followed by a competitive interview process. Or by approaching employers yourself to ask if they will take on an apprentice. Once you find a suitable employer you should contact the college with their details

Your next steps...

This is a professional qualification (or license to practice) which will enable you to seek employment in schools, private day care, pre-schools, or in relevant health and social care settings in positions of responsibility. 

Please note: This qualification does not carry any UCAS points.

Employment opportunities include working in:

  • Day Care 
  • Crèches
  • Pre-School/Playgroups
  • Schools
  • Child minder’s own homes
  • Children’s centres or home childcare
  • Hospitals