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This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2021 and the certification end date is 31/07/2022.

Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
1.5 Child Development and Well Being
Credits:
45
Qualification No:
603/2037/0
GLH:
360 hours
Total qualification time:
450 hours
Price:
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Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualification has been developed following consultation with further education colleges and adult and community learning providers who requested new level 2 qualifications that were graded. They are intended primarily for post 16 learners who are interested in Childcare but have not studied Childcare at key stage 4 or who have not achieved higher grades in this subject.

    The qualification may be used within a 16-19 study programme and is intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to further study in childcare or related area at a higher level.

    The qualification is part of a suite of graded qualifications that Gateway Qualifications has developed to complement the Suite of Skills qualifications in Childcare. The level 2 units in the qualification have the same content and pass criteria as some of the units in the Suite of Skills qualifications in Childcare but also include merit and distinction criteria.

    The qualification includes an optional unit in Improving own Employability skills. This could be used with learners who are on a programme that encompasses a work placement.

    Learners also have the option of completing a substantial project in an area of Childcare. This will support the development of independent learning and research skills that are essential for further study.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a total of 45 credits including the completion of 2 mandatory units from Group M and the remaining credits from optional units in Group O. All the optional units are at level 2 and include sector specific units and some generic units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 2 units from this group.

    Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/615/9243
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    Context, Principles and Values for Children's and Young People's Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/9242
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve 40 credits from this group.

    Activities for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/615/9252
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    Basic First Aid Principles

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/615/8252
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    Caring for Young Children in a Babysitting Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/615/9256
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    Child-Minding

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/615/9255
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    Childcare Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/615/9244
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    Communicating with Children or Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/615/9254
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    Communicating with Parents and Carers in Children’s or Young People’s Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/615/9253
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    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/615/9222
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    Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/9196
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    Food and Nutrition for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/615/9248
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/615/9165
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    ICT for the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/7724
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    Improving own Employability Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/7767
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    Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/615/9188
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    Intellectual and Language Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/615/9257
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    Numeracy Skills for the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/615/7766
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    Physical Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/615/9250
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    Social and Emotional Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/615/9251
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    Supporting Positive Behaviour in Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/9246
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    Supporting the Development of Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/615/9245
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    Team Work in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/615/9205
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    Value of Play and Recreational Activity to Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/615/9249
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    Working in Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/615/9247
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualifications are specifically targeted at level 2 learners who require stretch and challenge and they support progression to further education and study at a higher level or to further training. They also support the consolidation of key skills in literacy and numeracy and the development of independent learning in particular through the option of undertaking a project in the specific sector.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will develop sector specific knowledge, understanding and skills together with underpinning transferable skills that support progression to a range of level 3 qualifications within the sector or related areas.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    Learners planning to progress to level 3 should take these qualifications rather than the Skills for Suite as the addition of grading to each unit supports stretch and challenge.


    What are the progression options?

    These qualifications provide the additional stretch and challenge that will support learners to progress to the next level of vocational learning


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    The qualifications contain optional units in communications skills and numeracy. These should support learners to further develop their English and maths skills and enable them to progress to the next level.


    Progression & entry requirements

    There are no prior entry requirements to these level 2 qualifications. While some learners may have taken level 1 in the particular sector many learners will be studying a particular sector for the first time.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following assignments can be used to help successfully deliver our qualifications and assessments.

    Assignment – Childcare – Context, Principles and Values

    Assignment – Childcare – Protection & Safeguarding