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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
1.5 Child Development and Well Being
Credits:
39
Qualification No:
600/9955/0
GLH:
301 hours
Total qualification time:
390 hours
Price:
£122.00 per learner
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

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the childcare sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in childcare or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Childcare qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 39 credits. They must complete the two mandatory units from Group M (Mandatory Units), totalling 5 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 24 credits from Group O1 (Optional Units: Childcare) and 10 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional Units: Employability). At least 25 credits must be at level 2 or above. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Mandatory Units

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units from this group, totalling 5 credits.

    Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/2434
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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:
    Y/505/2446
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    Optional Units:

    Learners must complete a minimum of 24 credits from this group.

    Activities for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/505/2423
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    Basic First Aid Principles

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2429
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    Caring for Young Children in a Babysitting Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/505/2511
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    Child-Minding

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2432
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    Children's Play and Leisure Activities in the Community

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2512
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    Communicating with Children or Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/2440
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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:
    A/505/2441
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    Contribute to the Physical Care of Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/2450
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    Craft Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/2514
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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:
    M/505/2453
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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:
    K/505/2421
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    Food and Nutrition for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2455
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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:
    L/505/2430
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    Intellectual and Language Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/2462
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    Musical Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/2515
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    Partnership-Working in Services for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2465
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    Physical Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2467
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    Science Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2519
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    Social and Emotional Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2470
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    Supporting Children and Young People's Play and Leisure

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2475
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    Supporting Children's or Young People's Relationships

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/2479
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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:
    A/505/2472
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    Supporting the Development of Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2507
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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:
    M/505/2484
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    Technology Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/2518
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    Travel Outside Children's or Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/2487
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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:
    L/505/2489
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    Working in Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2491
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    Optional Units: Employability

    Learners may complete up to 10 credits from this group.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/1481
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/504/6269
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    Books, Stories, Poems and Rhymes for Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/8937
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1225
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6312
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/1482
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/1483
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/505/1486
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6326
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    Leadership Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/1496
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/1504
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    Physical Activities for Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7508
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    Preparing Food For and Feeding Babies

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/7804
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/505/1500
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/505/1497
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/505/1503
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/505/1505
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6308
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6251
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/1506
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    Support for New Parents

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/7503
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6328
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/6315
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/1508
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1510
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/2500
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the childcare sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills.

    It is designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in childcare or other related sectors.


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

    This qualification provides a wide range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to childcare, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the childcare sector and across other sectors. Mandatory units include:

    • Context, Principles and Values for Children’s and Young People’s Care
    • Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as children’s food and nutrition, activities with children, development of children) alongside generic employability skills (such as leadership skills and setting and meeting targets at work).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Diploma if, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 3 Apprenticeship or to a Level 3 qualification, they need an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles and career pathways in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at level 2, up to 2 years, before they are ready to progress to employment or to a level 3 qualification or apprenticeship.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to a number of roles in childcare such as nursery assistant, playworker, or residential childcare assistant.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    Learners can progress to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Childcare in any of the available pathways such as Childcare and Education, Early Learning and Childcare, Children’s Play, Learning and Development, or to an advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare in any of the available pathways.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification although they will benefit from having English and Maths skills at level 1. It is available to learners aged 16+, however it is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to: • Young people who are aspiring to a career in the childcare sector but are not yet sure in which precise area, and who intend to access level 3 qualifications or a level 3 apprenticeship but need a fairly extensive learning programme at level 2 before they will be ready to access level 3. • Young people and adults usually with prior attainment at level 1 and below, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the childcare sector but need a fairly extensive grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills over an extended period before identifying the most appropriate job roles and applying for work.

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