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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    One Year

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    Boston

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    September 2019

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The Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce Certificate has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce. It is suitable for those in employment or those working as a volunteer. It builds the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce Certificate you will attend college for monthly evening workshops and will be required to volunteer or to be employed in a suitable childcare setting for a minimum of eight hours per week.

Suitable childcare settings include:

  • Pre-schools
  • Day nurseries
  • Childminders
  • Kids’ clubs
  • Children´s centres
  • Nursery schools
  • Primary schools

There are nine workshops which provide the underpinning knowledge for the mandatory units:

  • Health and safety
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Behaviour
  • Positive environments and health and well-being
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Child development and factors that influence development
  • Child observations and supporting learning and development
  • Equality and inclusion and supporting children with special needs
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people

In addition, you will also be asked to choose a number of optional units which are designed to suit the age and needs of the children you are working.

The most popular optional units chosen are:

  • Support children and young people at meal or snack times
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Contribute to the support of children’s communication, language and literacy
  • Contribute to the support of children’s creative development

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Children and Young People's Workforce Certificate. Although, you will need to attend a placement in an early years setting for no less than eight hours a week and you will need a DBS check and two suitable references.

The Children and Young Peoples Workforce Certificate will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for monthly workshops on a Thursday evening, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, as well as volunteering or employed in a suitable childcare setting for a minimum of eight hours a week.

There will also be approximately two hours a week of independent study.

The Children and Young People's Workforce Certificate is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £817
If full course payment is made on the first day of the course, a discount may apply.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The course is 40% practical and 60% theory.

You will be assigned an assessor, and they will visit and observe you in your setting, as well as support you to achieve your qualification. You will learn how to contribute to activities and experiences designed to cater for children at different ages and stages of development.

Your workshop tutor and your allocated assessor will provide you with help and support throughout the assessment process.

Successful completion of the Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce Certificate can lead onto employment, an Advanced Apprenticeship or the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) Diploma Level 3.

Additional costs include purchasing textbooks to accompany your course; these will be approximately £20.

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College's Bursary scheme and Be Brilliant Foundation.

How to Apply.

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Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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