Children and Young People’s Workforce BTEC Certificate Level 2

Course Code: CW2CE
Learning Aim Code: 50099401
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time (one full day per week)
Duration: One Year
Campus: Wellington Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you want to work with children and young people this course will help you take the first steps into a career in the profession.

The BTEC Level 2 certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce will help you to develop a range of skills to enable you to work with children and young people from birth to 19 years and through a work experience placement you will get the chance to put the skills you learn in the classroom into practice in a real-life setting working alongside qualified staff.

On completion of the course you will be able to get a supervised position working with children and young people or progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

We have a very good success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students, many of whom have gone on to become family support workers, nursery managers and social workers or progressed to higher levels of study such as HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees or university degrees.

To enhance your learning, throughout the course you will have the opportunity to hear from visiting speakers who visit the college to talk to students about their experiences in the profession – recent guests have included Penny Tassoni, the author of many books about child development.

This is a one year part-time course.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Children and young people’s development
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Personal development
  • Safeguarding
  • Children and young people’s behaviour
  • Working in partnership
  • Communication
  • Positive environments
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health and safety

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of child development
  • Learn how to assess children and young people and plan to meet their individual needs
  • Develop an awareness of health and safety, safeguarding and child protection
  • Develop your confidence in working with children and professionals
  • Improve your study skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in group activities

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Assessment by a tutor
  • Workplace assessment
  • Assignments

What can I do next?

The skills you learn on this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in working with children and young people under supervision
  • Progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme. However, if you haven't got the GCSEs required you will need to take an initial assessment and be achieving Level 1 in Literacy. If you want to progress to the Level 3 Childcare course you will need to achieve GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above - the college will help you achieve this.
  • Experience of working with children
  • Obtained a suitable work placement for a minimum of eight hours per week - either paid or voluntary
  • You will also be required to have a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check

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