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Childhood Studies - Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code 7254
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


If you wish to enter employment at assistant level within the childcare sector or progress to a higher level of study or apprenticeship, this course is for you.


The course content includes a range of units including:

  • Child and young person development
  • Promoting positive environments for children and young people
  • Early years practice
  • Promoting children's positive behaviour

There are also optional units, which could include:

  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting language and literacy development
  • Making healthy food choices for children
  • Working in the Early Years sector
  • Communication
  • Personal development in heath, childcare and social care settings

How will it be delivered?

The course is assessed by a range of methods, which may include projects, booklets, posters, assignments, case studies and coursework linked to work experience. Learners must also complete a work placement as laid down in the course specification criteria. Each unit will be graded a pass or referral, but learners will be encouraged and supported to develop their work beyond pass level in preparation for progression.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 4 or more GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or higher. Ideally students will have Maths or English at Grade 4 (C) or above.
  • A satisfactory DBS check


  • A relevant Level 1 qualification
  • A satisfactory DBS check

You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.

Your next steps...

The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

  • Childhood Studies and Teacher Training Academy - Level 3 (Wisbech)
  • Childhood Studies and Teacher Training Academy - Level 3 (King's Lynn)
  • Teaching Assistants - Level 2 (King's Lynn)
  • Teaching Assistants - Level 2 (Wisbech)
  • Health and Social Care - Level 2 (Wisbech)
  • Health and Social Care - Level 2 (King's Lynn)


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