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People of all ages often need training to get the qualifications and skills they need to do a particular job or to move on with their respective careers in a particular industry sector. And the Childcare sector is no different.

Our wide range of awards and qualifications provide learners with the skills, knowledge, principles and processes for them to be successful within the Childcare sector. Occupational competency is an essential area in this sector; these qualifications ensure your staff has the skills they need.

Potential job roles include Early Years Educator, Education Welfare Officer, Communication Support Worker, Teaching Assistant, Special Educational Needs Teacher and Community Education Co-ordinator.


The full list of Childcare Qualifications are as follows:

To see information sheets and find out more, click on the name of the qualification you are interested in:

TQUK Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (RQF) icon

Designed for learners looking to work caring for children and young people and gain skills and knowledge in areas such as supporting development, safeguarding and communicating. Optional units allow for a range of specialisms to be studied. This qualification forms part of the intermediate apprenticeship for the Children's and Young People's Workforce.

Qualification Number: 601/6423/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 261

The purpose of the TQUK Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitoner (RQF) is to gain the understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.

Qualification Number: 603/5096/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 300
TQUK Level 3 Award in ICT in Early Years (RQF) icon

Operational End Date: 30.11.2019 
Certification End Date: 29.02.2020 

The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of information technology in early years education and development and to enable the learners to put the knowledge into practice. Two mandatory units include facilitate good practice in the use of ICT in Early Years settings and supporting children's learning using ICT.

Qualification Number: 603/1014/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 47
TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (RQF)  icon

The qualification is relevant to a wide range of job roles in early years and social care settings. This qualification forms part of the higher level Children and Young People's Workforce apprenticeship.

Qualification Number: 601/6424/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 442
TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who work, or wish to work, with children from birth to 5 years old in a variety of settings. The qualification prepares learners for employment as Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. It develops the knowledge and skills required to work with children from birth to 5 years together with an understanding of the expected development of children aged 5 to 7 years. The qualification also provides opportunities for the confirmation of competence for learners working towards Early Years Educator status.

Qualification Number: 601/7670/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 367