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Children & Young People

It could be said that there is no greater responsibility than looking after someone else's children.

For those learners seeking to develop a career as a child minder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager, these Skillsfirst qualifications provide the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake these important job roles.


Suitable for people working in voluntary, full or part time employment, nationally recognised qualifications play a key role in giving confidence to employers, young people and families.



These skills will help learners to focus on enhancing their academic, personal and professional development in order to help them progress into work and further learning.



Take a look at the qualifications on the right hand side of this page, or for more information contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 or email us

"Skillsfirst is a great awarding organisation who are not only flexible, efficient and professional but also totally understand the early years sector.


The information, support and guidance provided has not only helped us to grow our early years apprenticeship programme, but also helps us to continuously build upon our quality to ensure the very best learner experience"

Fay Gibbin CEO
Busy Bees Training Academy





Children & Young People

Assessment Principles Children & Young People

CPD Qualifications

IEC1 - Level 1 Award in Introduction to Employment in Child Care (RQF)

ERRA02 - Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)

CYP2 - Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce (RQF)

PFA3 - Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

CYP3 - Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce (RQF)

EYD3 - Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

RCD3 - Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

HSC5 - Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)

RCD5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma In Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (RQF)

PCP2 - Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Practice (QCF) Closed for registrations

HSCC1 - Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Settings (QCF) Closed for registrations

EYE3 - Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) Closed for registrations