Level 2

  • FT/PT





    1 year




This course is for those that have a Level 1 Childcare or Health & Social Care qualification but do not have the English and maths requirements to progress to a higher level qualification. It is aimed at those who are hoping to work in either sector.

You will be given a unique opportunity to gain two introductory certificates in childcare, the Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care and Health and Social Care and the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

You will develop your English and maths and gain qualifications that will support progression into work, apprenticeship or a higher level of study.

course information

Date: 07/09/2020 - 25/06/2021

Location: Middlehaven (Main Building)

Total Fees: £0.00

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules may vary.

Modules will include:

  • An Introduction to Working with Children aged 0-5 years
  • Development and Well-Being 0-5 years Assessment Task
  • Child Care and Development 0-5 years

September – June, 3 to 4 days a week.

70 hours work experience.


You must have achieved an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification and /or GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.

If you have a grade 3 (D) or below in GCSE English and/or maths you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your study programme.

To achieve the CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care you will complete assignment tasks and a multiple choice question paper, this is a synoptic external assessment set and marked by CACHE covering 100% of the qualifications content.

To achieve the CACHE Level 2 Certificate Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care you will complete practical and written assessment tasks.

The English and maths will be assessed via the completion of an externally marked exam.

You can progress onto Level 2 Childcare or Health and Social Care, an intermediate apprenticeship in health & social care or the children's and young peoples workforce.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.



Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.



We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.