Level 2 – course information
If you do not already have the equivalent of a level 2 qualification, e.g. 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, you may be entitled to a level 2 course free of charge. Please ask the course provider.
Courses can be taught in different ways and it is important that you ask the provider how the course is set-up, for example, will I attend classes with other students and how often will I meet with my tutor on a 1-1 basis? How much contact time will I have with my tutor/assessor? How long will I have to complete my course? Please make sure you take all this information into account when choosing which course provider to enroll with.
Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s WorkforceThis qualification is designed as a stepping stone to a full and relevant L3 Diploma. It will contain a mixture of core, mandatory and option units tailored to the area of the children and young people’s workforce in which you are employed or volunteering. Further details will be available from your local college or training provider.
Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma in PlayworkThis will replace the previous L2 courses in Playwork. There are limited opportunities in Hampshire colleges to achieve these qualifications. Independent training providers are able to deliver them as required.
Level 2 Award/Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsThis replaces the NVQ 2 and L2 Certificates. It will be available from the colleges from September 2010. SfYC will fund bursaries for staff working in Yr R with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.