If you’re looking for a qualifications that will give you an introduction to childcare, our Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People is the ideal course for you.
This qualification is available via distance learning, so you can study flexibly around your other commitments. The course covers a range of topics including child development, play, nutrition and safeguarding. You’ll develop practical skills and knowledge that will be essential in any childcare setting.
This is the ideal starting point if you’re considering a career in childcare, or if you simply want to gain a better understanding of how to care for children and young people.
Course Length: 16 weeks on average
Awarding Body: TQUK (E-certificates upon achievement)
Learning Method(s): Paper materials, online and paper based assessment
There is no prior qualification needed to access this course however; learners must be aged 16 years or over.
This course is part of our fully funded range of Level 2 courses so is free to the majority of learners – eligibility criteria applies.
Unit 1: Young children’s development
This unit will explore the stages of development of young children from birth to three years. Learn about how positive environments support the development of young children.
Unit 2: The value of play to young children
Learn about the necessity of play to young children’s development as well as demonstrating different play activities suitable for young children from birth to five years old.
Unit 3: Importance of play for early learning
This unit explores the vital importance of creativity and imagination in the development of a child. Learn about how to organise a cooking activity for children as well as the particular importance of books and stories in child development.
Unit 4: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
This unit examines legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (including e-safety). Learn what action to take when children or young people are injured or ill and when complete, gain the ability to recognise emergency procedures as well as how to respond to suspicions that a child or young people has been abused, harmed or bullied.
Unit 5: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
This unit will help to build an understanding of how to make healthy and nutritional food choices for children. Develop knowledge of food labels and what to look out for to ensure that children are given a balanced diet.
This is a guide to the eligibility criteria if you are not sure about anything please get in touch with us.
- If employed, you may still be eligible for funding if you earn less than £20,319 per year outside of London or less than £11.95 per hour in London. Proof of wage will be required prior to enrolment.
- Learners must be aged 19+ from the 31st August 2022.
- Learners must be a resident of UK or the EEA (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years.
- Learners can be unemployed to undertake a distance learning course.
- There are no entry requirements to undertake a distance learning course, however a good level of English is required.
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