Children and Young People's Workforce CACHE Childcare Level 2 Certificate - City of Wolverhampton College
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Children and Young People’s Workforce CACHE Childcare Level 2 Certificate Study Mode: Part Time   |    Course Level: 2

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 or gain an apprenticeship to work and train in an early years setting.

Also, if you earn less than £25,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! Take advantage of the new funding and #DoMore with your future.

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E/2 or above OR
  • Successful completion of a full level 1 study programme*

*If you do not have the GCSEs required you will need to take an initial assessment and be achieving Level 1 in Literacy. 

You are also required to have: 

  • Experience of working with children
  • Obtained a suitable work placement for a minimum of eight hours per week - either paid or voluntary
  • Satisfactory DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check

 

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Communication in health, social care or children's settings
  • Children and young people's development
  • Children and young people's play and leisure
  • Personal development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Partnership workinf in services for children and young people
  • Positive environments
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion
  • Health and safety

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

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

  • Assessment by a tutor
  • Workplace assessment
  • Assignments

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
  • Progress on to a full time Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Education (you will need to achieve GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above on the level 2 programme) 
  • Gain an apprenticeship to work while training in early years education and care

Throughout the course you will be supported by fully qualified tutors who will provide training in early years, observe and assess your performance in each unit, check and mark your work and give you regular feedback. They will also support you to develop a portfolio of work and put together your CV or personal statement.

Following an Ofsted inspection in November 2017, the college maintained its 'Good' rating, with the report highlighting a number of strengths including students' high achievement rates and development of academic, practical and technical knowledge they need for further study or work.

Children and Young People’s Workforce CACHE Childcare Level 2 Certificate
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