QCF Diploma in Childcare Level 2/3

Workers in this area make sure children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. They also help children develop social and practical skills.

Training opportunities

The exact nature of your job role will depend on your employer. The intermediate level apprenticeship is for those working under supervision such as a nursery assistant or playgroup assistant working with children under 5 years old.

The advanced level apprenticeship is for those who work on their own initiative: planning and organizing their own work and/or supervising others eg a nursery nurse, playgroup leader or a childminder working in their own home.

Duration – 12-15 Months