• childcare education

Child Care, Education and Teacher Training

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Overview

Throughout this qualification, students explore how children's development can be influenced by factors such as nutrition, and gain an understanding of the various safeguarding responsibilities of those who care for children and young people. Students also discover the importance of activities, play and interaction, and learn how to contribute positively to the development of children and young people at different stages.

The course is split into manageable units. These are:

Unit 1: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

This unit will outline legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (including e-safety). This unit will also explain what to do when children or young people are injured or ill, including emergency procedures as well as how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied.

Unit 2: Importance of place for early learning

This unit will allow students to understand the importance of creativity and imagination for the development of a child as well as the importance of games with rules in the development of a child. This unit will give students the knowledge on how to organise a cooking activity for children and understand the role of creative activities in enhancing children's learning and development as well as the importance of books and stories in relation to children's learning and development. Furthermore, this unit will allow students to understand the importance of talking and listening activities in relation to children's learning and development.

Unit 3: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

This unit will give students the core knowledge on understanding food labelling and food additives and the ability to apply principles of healthy eating.

Unit 4: The value of play to young children

This unit will allow students to understand the value of play to young children's development as well as different play activities suitable for young children from birth to five years.

Unit 5: Young children's development

This unit will allow students to understand the stages of development of young children from birth to three years as well as how positive environments support the development of young children.

Entry Requirements

You will be issued with an Induction Workbook during your first discussion with your tutor; this workbook will determine whether you are suitable for the course. Students must be of 19 years or older and an EU/UK National.

Ages 24+: Our L2 Distance Learning qualifications are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications.

Ages 19 to 23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.

Ages 19 to 23 who have not already achieved a full L2 qualification may be subject to costs. Please contact us for clarification.

Skills

Basic computer skills to operate the Online Learning Platform.

Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate in Caring for Children and Young People

Assessment

Assessment takes place online, there are no exams

Home Study

An estimated 139 hours of home study is required. As this course is run online, there will be no classes to attend. Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

Work Placement

Students do not have to hold a current role within childcare to enrol.

Progression

Please contact the Distance Learning Team to discuss progression opportunities.

Fees and Additional Costs

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are available for FREE to UK/EU nationals aged 19 and over.

Additional Information

CodeDayStartEndTimesFees*
CL2ICCYP 192001 Flexible start - £.00
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