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Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce
Course Overview

This qualification provides evidence of competence of being a childcare practitioner. It is suitable for a learner who is currently working in the child care sector or wishes to work with children.

Examples of work roles are:

  • Assistant playgroup workers
  • Assistants in children's centres
  • Pre-school assistants
  • Personnel in day nurseries
  • Volunteers in childcare


It is designed primarily for those engaged in face-to-face work with children and families, you will be allocated a business trainer/ assessor and supplied with all the necessary reading and assessment material. Your Business trainer/assessor will provide you with personal tutorial support at pre-arranged times. You will be assessed in the workplace via a variety of assessment methods, including observation, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and professional discussions. You will need to attend lessons every other week for the duration of your course, each lesson lasts 3hrs and cover key aspects of core and pathway units.

Topics covered include:

  • Communication and Positive relationships
  • Promoting inclusive provision
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Context principles of Early Years Provision
  • Reflective practice
  • Positive outcomes for children and factors that affect development
  • Supporting welfare of children and Safeguarding children
  • Child development and theories of development
  • Observations and assessments
  • Health and Safety and Legislations
Course Content

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate Children and Young People's workforce qualification you must complete 13 core mandatory units and a selection of optional units to ensure you have achieved a minimum of 35 credits. The optional units will be discussed at your enrolment.

The Core Mandatory units are:

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children and young people's settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children and young people's settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children and young people's settings
  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Contribute to the support of child and young person development
  • Contribute to child and young people's health and safety
  • Contribute to the support of positive environments children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
  • Paediatric first aid, unit 1
  • Managing paediatric illness and injury unit

You must then select your optional units. There are a wide selection of optional units available (16), which allows the learner to tailor the qualification to their role.

Optional units include:

  • Understand children and young person development
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people
  • Support children and young people's play and leisure
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Support children and young people at meal or snack times
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children and young people's settings
  • Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
Entry Requirements

Telephone interview is required. Learners must be over 16. Learners should be working a minimum of 12 hours each week in Childcare (paid or voluntary).

This qualification is for learners who work in the Children and Young People's workforce or wish to do so, it will confer occupational competence for the Children and Young People's Workforce and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care and the Learning Development and Support Services Workforces. The qualification recognises that employment in this sector involves a diverse range of Legislations, functions, and activities that are continuously changing.

Assessment

Assessment is by production of a Personal Portfolio of evidence demonstrating understanding and competence in practice of the learning outcomes of the level 2 Certificate. Learners must complete a selection of assignment tasks as part of their evidence. The learner will be assessed in their workplace by a qualified business trainer/assessor.

What does this course lead to?

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's Workforce Early Years Foundation Degree

Equipment Required

Provided.

How to Apply

Student Services: information@bcot.ac.uk Tel 01256 306484