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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
Y/615/9247
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Aim

The aim of this unit is to help learners understand different services available to children and young people. The unit also gives learners the opportunity to learn about different job roles within the sector and the skills they will need.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about children’s and young people’s settings.

Different types of settings may include:

schools and nurseries - learning environments - babies to 18 years

children's centres - provision for children and their families - learning environments, health care, social care, all day provision 

health centres - medical treatments, dental care, immunisation - children and young people

voluntary organisations - out-of-school care, sport facilities, creative activities - children and young people.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the different types of children’s and young people’s settings, including the services they provide and the client groups they serve.

2

Know about occupations in children’s and young people’s settings.

Examples of job roles may include early years practitioners, teachers, nursery managers, health care assistants, nurses.

For assessment criterion 2.2 learners need to select a specific type of setting and outline the staff structure, roles and responsiblities and the relationship between roles. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Describe the different job roles found in children’s and young people’s settings.
  • 2.2
    Outline the staff structure within a specific children’s or young people’s setting, the roles and responsibilities of different staff within the structure and the inter-relationship between different roles.

3

Know about the skills and qualifications required to work in children’s and young people’s settings.

Skills needed to work with children and young people may include:


  • effective communication
  • planning, time management and organisational skills
  • creative skills
  • team-work.

Information may include:


  • different  levels of qualification for different levels of responsibilities
  • apprenticeships
  • qualifications available full-time at school or college
  • qualifications available for those already in the workplace.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Describe the skills needed to work with children and young people and why these are important.
  • 3.2
    Outline the qualifications typically required for different job roles.

4

Know about career progression in children’s and young people’s settings.

Career pathways may include:


  • different job roles from assistant level to manager 
  • job roles at the same level but with different responsibilities

Importance of continuing professional development may include:


  • keeping up-to-date with changes
  • learning new skills
  • gaining or deepening new knowledge
  • improving practice.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Describe different career pathways for people working in children’s and young people’s settings.
  • 4.2
    Explain the importance of continuous professional development to staff working in children’s and young people’s settings.

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