Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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The Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Certificate is ideal for employers looking to develop their staff or for individuals looking to upskill and demonstrate their competency. It can be used to update and/or develop knowledge and skills relevant to the occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone with a personal interest in this topic can provide the initial steps to a career in childcare.

Throughout the course you will study the following:

  • Unit 1 – Young Children’s Development
  • Unit 2 – The Value of Play to Young Children
  • Unit 3 – The Importance of Play for Early Learning
  • Unit 4 – Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Unit 5 – Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Health Diet

The course provides and introduction to understanding childcare through exploring the development of young children. It will focus on the value and importance of play as well as covering topics such as safeguarding and welfare. It has the added benefit of being a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification.

What will I do?

You will study:

Unit 1.
Explore the key stages of development of children from birth to 3 years and how positive environments support their development.

Unit 2.
Investigate the importance of play to the development of young children and examine different activities suitable for young children from birth to 5 years.

Unit 3.
Explore creativity and imagination. Learn how to organise a cooking activity. Highlight the importance of books and stories in child development.

Unit 4.
Examine legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. Learn about appropriate action to take when children or young people are injured or ill, including emergency procedures. Also how to respond if suspicious that a child or young person may have been abused, harmed or bullied.

Unit 5.
Develop an understanding of healthy nutritional food choices for children and what to look for to ensure that a balanced diet is provided.

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below.

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish via our fully online learning platform.

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

It is important that you demonstrate to your Tutor that you have fully understood the question and applied your knowledge to each answer in a logical way. If your Tutor feels that an answer needs a little more detail, they will point this out in your feedback, and you will be able to go back to the answer and rework it until you pass.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are: .

  • Level 2 Certificate in Allergy Awareness – Working with Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide