Child Care


Gaining Child Care Qualifications will allow you to work with children of various ages. At Shape you will receive high quality training and gain practical experience with a child minder, in a local nursery or primary school.

Duties include:

  • Assist & monitor children’s learning & development.
  • Promoting childrens positive behaviour.
  • Plan, prepare & support learning activities in schools & nurseries.
  • Work with a professional team.

Child Care Qualifications

On completion of your Level 3 you will be a qualified Teaching Assistant. You may also progress onto higher education (via an access course) to study nursing teaching & other courses.

Vocational Choices in CHILDCARE

Further Education at SHAPE TRAINING

 Which jobs could I pursue?


Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator

Level 3 Work based Apprenticeship

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools

Teaching assistant in a school                                       

Early Years Educator                                                       

Child Minder            

Play Worker  

Assessor / Tutor


Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Level 2 Work based Apprenticeship


Assistant Early Years Practitioner  

Assistant Play Worker

Assistant Childminder                     

Level 3 Apprentice                 


Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

This qualification will be a steppingstone to Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or Level 2 Apprentice


Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths.  These are essential skills that all employers value.  Your facilitator can answer any questions you have regarding this.  


We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs.  That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees.  We know that getting real experience of your chosen field is vital that’s why we build practical skills and hands on work experience into our Child Care Qualifications.


You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, CV writing, job search and time management.

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