There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but the College
must carry out an initial assessment of each student prior to the start of the
programme to ensure that they are entered for an appropriate type and level of
You must have literacy skills at a minimum of level 1, along with basic
Experience within childcare or a level 2 childcare qualification is not
essential but would be of benefit to students who wish to undertake this
As this course covers workplace assessment you must be employed in children's
and young peoples social care settings or be able to confirm a placement.
You will undertake and require a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring
Service (DBS check).