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BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Children's Play, Learning & Development

This qualification will prepare you to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. You will study units that include; the introduction to the role of the early years practitioner, legislation, frameworks and professional practice, play, development and learning for school readiness and professional development.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Childcare and Early Years
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
James Watt College,
Matthew Boulton College,
Sutton Coldfield College
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You should be at least16 years old with a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above to include English and maths. The full time 16-18 & HE courses cover DBS as part of the induction.

Delivery and Assessment

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE. Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.


This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare.

Career Opportunities

  • Parent Partnerships Workers
  • Inclusion Support Workers
  • Nursery Assistants
  • School or Nursery Managers