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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care Learning and Development

Course Code: C2243
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
02 Jun 19

This qualification meets the needs of students who wish to work in a wide range of childcare settings covering the age range 0-5 years, e.g. in the roles of childcare worker, child-minder, nursery nurse, SureStart assistant or playground assistant. The course will enable you to develop a range of practical childcare skills, theoretical knowledge and understanding of the needs of children in early childhood. This one year modular course covers all aspects of child development, health and safety, play and early learning. Full-time students will spend at least two days per week in a childcare setting eg nursery school. You will be assisted in building a portfolio of evidence and your practical skills will be assessed both in class and in an early years setting by a visiting assessor. A Level 2 Award in Playwork is also planned for as part of the delivery of this qualification for full time students.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course is also offered as a part-time evening option in Millfield

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful students, if deemed suitable, can progress to further study at Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Playwork, or seek employment at a Level 2 position in the childcare sector.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at

Preference will be given to those with Level 2 Literacy or equivalent.

The offer of a place on this course will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of an ACCESS NI Criminal Records check and if appropriate a Social Services check.

All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary, Tel: 028 9026 5448 or email: [email protected]