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Overview of course

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings including early years and social care. To complete this qualification, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

The qualification is delivered within the workplace, and a programme tutor will meet with you every 6-8 weeks. Any assessments completed through-out the qualification will takeplace within your work environment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements, however, learners must be 16 or over to start the course. We also ensure you are in the right job role to be able to meet the criteria by conducting an informal interview over the phone or face-to-face.

You will be asked to complete initial assessments prior to enrolling onto the course to determine if you will need additional support whilst on programme.

Qualifications

On completion, you will achieve:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young people's Workforce certificated by Cache.
  • Skills for Success - This module is designed by West Suffolk College to ensure you have all the personal skills and behaviours to succeed in the workplace.

Further course detail

This course has no fixed price, and will vary depending on previous experience, location, and quantity of learners.

A DBS check may be required, and if you are new to the sector this may enquire a cost.

There is a possibility for progression onto a Level 3 qualification in Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

 

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