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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 16 Weeks 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification is suitable for those age 19 and above. This qualification is designed for those looking to start work in, or already working in health and social care, who would like an understanding of caring for children and young people.

Those wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.

Study level Cost
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. This will mainly consist of a written assessment for each unit, which will be assessed by the tutor as well as two simple observation exercises. (This course is also available online)

This qualification provides an opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas: child care and education, babysitting and parenting responsibilities.

What’s next?

It does not qualify you to work but does support you in preparing for your ‘next steps’ either in training or moving towards work. The Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

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