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Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings

Reference number: SW-008965
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: OASIS
  • Location: Old Kent Road

The level 2 certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings has been designed to support learners as they develop their knowledge, understanding and skills when caring for and supporting the learning and development of children aged 0-11 years.

The qualification is made up of 6 units and a Professional Skilled Record. It is designed to support learners to press onto level 3 qualifications across a number of sectors, such as Early Years Education, Supporting Teaching and Learning, and Children and Young People. It includes significant transferable knowledge for the Health and Social Care sector.


It covers a range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behavior and communication and professional relationships.

Duration: 13 Weeks

Delivery: Blended classroom and online learning

Placement: This qualification has a minimum requirement of 120 work placement hours. However, we recommend learners undertake at least 200 work placement hours.


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Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings

Units covered:

  • Unit 1: Child development from birth to 11 years
  • Unit 2: Play and learning
  • Unit 3: Exploring legislation
  • Unit 4: Exploring legislation
  • Unit 5: Nutrition
  • Unit 6: Physical development and physical activity

To gain this qualification, learners must pass all 6 mandatory units.


Assessment: This qualification is internally assessed through a portfolio of evidence. There is also a mandatory Professional Skills Record (PSR) which must be completed during the work placement.

You can also progress in the workplace in job roles as:

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Preschool Assistant

Date posted: 09/03/2022

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