Apprenticeships / Early Years Childcare, Residential Childcare, Playwork

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)

This qualification is a recognised qualification for those wishing to enter an apprenticeship for the children and young people’s workforce in England. It covers the age range from birth to 19 years and requires the learner to spend time in a real work environment.

It is intended to guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to the children and young people’s workforce and will provide progression to the early learning and childcare, social care and learning development and support services workforces. The qualification confirms competence under supervision in these areas where appropriate and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at Level 3 or above.

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

This apprenticeship qualification is a direct replacement for the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and is an NVQ/Competence based qualification.

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (QCF)

This Level 3 apprenticeship qualification is part of the Children and Young People’s Workforce Framework and has been developed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work within Residential Children’s Homes. The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare is a BTEC/Knowledge based qualification.

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (QCF)

This level 3 apprenticeship qualification is nationally recognised and is aimed at learners working in a playwork setting. Settings could be out-of-school clubs and seasonal holiday clubs.

The Level 3 Diploma provides knowledge about the role of the Level 3 Playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It prepares learners for roles in management of play environments and as line managers of other staff.

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