Early Years LV2 Cert - Children & Young Peoples Workforce (RQF)

This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s work force in Early Years, Nursery and Reception Class Settings . It is ideal for learners who are just starting out in their career and do not feel ready to take a full Level 3 qualification. An ideal first step for those students looking to progress onto the new early years educator course in the future. Recognised & Accepted by OFSTED

Suitable for those in full or part time learning or employment, it builds the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years. On completion learners will be able to work under guidance, in a wide range of job roles 

This course combined with placement/superior supervision can be completed from home at your own pace. Lifestyle learning offers true flexibility.

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce 
Accredited: Yes
RQF Recognised: Yes at level 2
Awarding Body: TQUK
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 261 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: 35

Students are to obtain a minimum 35 credits from the units below. 

Early Years LV2 Cert - Children & Young Peoples Workforce (RQF)

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Course Fee: Starting at: £399.00

One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Students looking to enrol on this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 years or above.
Have a confirmed placement in an early years setting for duration of the whole course-Minimum 1 day per week.
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language.
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course.
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Note: Placements are not arranged by UK Open College. Students should have a confirmed placement prior to enrolment in an early years setting. Please do not enrol unless your placement is confirmed. If you enrol without this requirement you do so at your own risk. Uk Open College will not be held responsible if you do not have a placement or your offer of placement is withdrawn.

CRB check: This is normally carried out by the early years setting where you have arranged your placement. UK Open College does not arrange CRB checks on behalf of students.


Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF)

Qualification ref:  601/3510/4
Credit value: 35
Awarding body: TQUK

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England.

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by TQUK and can take up to 12 weeks to be received afer completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

On completion of this qualification learners can progress to various job roles, dependent on their chosen career pathway. The following list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the opportunities available: 
This Level 2 qualification provides opportunities for progression to further study of the new early years educator. Although not compulsory students should seriously consider undertaking this level 2 course prior to enrolment onto the early years educator. 
Specific job roles may include: 

Assistant playgroup workers 
Assistants in children’s centres 
Assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools 
Registered childminders and nannies. 
General opportunities:

Support workers in the above settings, anyone who works with children and young people in the voluntary sector, including Volunteers who are not covered by another sector skills body. 


Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 320 in addition to 150 hours minimum placement work. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely. 

We would encourage students to serioulsy consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.



This course is supplied in paper format and will be delivered direct to your chosen address.Students are able to complete their course assignments using a word processing programme and email them direct to the tutor. Once received tutors will reply to you direct. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can normally expect to receive delivery of their course materials via courier within 3 working days of enrolment being received. However we would ask you to allow 7 working days. 

Important: Each unit of this course is followed by a written assignment comprising of a portfolio of evidence which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. This portfolio will consist of a mixture of knowledge based tasks and evidence of practical tasks to include witness statements, observations and discussion records based on your placement experience. These tasks must be overseen by a nominated workplace supervisor who is qualified to a minimum of level 4 in child care. This is the students responsibility to ensure that a supervisor/superior is in place for the duration of their course. 

All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

In addition to written assignments, students are required to complete a series of practical tasks in a work based environment. A minimum 150 hours of placement work must be completed in a ofsted registered school. 

Please note: All students must have a confirmed placement for the whole course duration. This is the student's responsibilty to arrange and organise. UK Open College does not organise this and will not be held responsible if this is not in place.

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.

In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email accounts@ukopencollege.co.uk stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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