• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1 Year
  • Awarding bodyNCFE/CACHE


This qualification meets the needs of candidates who want to work in a wide range of children and young people’s settings covering the age range 0-19 years for example in the roles of care worker, childminder, nursery nurse, youth and community worker.

This course is suitable for those who wish to work in the child care sector or those who are restricted from enrolling onto apprentice programme as they are not in paid employment.

Course Information

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

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Communication
  • Personal Development
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Child Development
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
  • Partnership Working
  • Maintain and Support Relationships

You will also choose 2 or 3 optional units, gaining 6 credits which reflect your role within the setting.

Wednesday, 11.00am - 13.00pm, various start dates throughout the year, please enquire for details.

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Entry requirements

It is a requirement of the course that learners have a one or a two day placement within a childcare setting but the college must carry out an initial assessment of each learner prior to the start of the programme to ensure that they are entered for an appropriate type and level of qualification.

You must have at least a Level 1 functional skills English, communication and numeracy skills, along with basic computer skills. Experience within childcare or a Level 1 Childcare qualification is not essential but would be of benefit to students who wish to undertake this course.

You will undertake and require a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check).

You will be observed in the workplace by a college assessor who will mark your performance against the assessment criteria of the qualification/unit in which you are working towards.

Tutors/assessors will use a variety of assessment methods which will include assignment work, questions, discussion and reflective accounts.

Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

This course will be assessed using an electronic e-portfolio.

Upon completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce (Social Care pathway, Learning mentor pathway) QCF

(To progress onto the Early Years Educator or Advanced Apprenticeship programme learners will also need to have level 2 functional skills in English and Maths.

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children & Young People’s Workforce.


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.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.


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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Additional Information

Learning Support

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.

Financial Support

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.

Travel Information

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.