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Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF)

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Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF)

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn how to effectively look after children and young people
  • Understand how you can make learning fun
  • Choose what units you want to study
  • Online course studied at home
  • No exams

About Your Course

If you’ve ever considered childminding as a career or a way to earn an extra income, you can care for children with confidence after studying this convenient online course.

Build Your Knowledge, And Confidence

Caring for children and young people can be an incredibly fun experience, but it also brings with it a high level of responsibility. Through this Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, you will not only learn how to make learning fun by incorporating play, craft, and community activities into your time together, but you can also study safety focused topics like:

  • Safeguarding
  • Food and nutrition
  • Accident prevention
  • Fire safety

What’s more, the course also covers important topics like sensory loss in children and young people, the babysitting environment and how to share learning experiences with children.

Learn Only What You Need

This course has been designed in a way that lets you choose the areas you want to develop. As learners will likely have different levels of knowledge and experience before enrolling, all units within the course are optional. So, you can choose to study only the combination of units you need.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider, making education accessible to all through a diverse range of online courses and qualifications.

This online Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF) is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and regulated by Ofqual. Upon enrolling, you can immediately begin building your knowledge, so you can become an effective carer for children and young people.

Study When It Suits You

All of the learning materials that are included in the course are accessible through our innovative online learning platform. So, you can learn at any time of the day or night. The platform is also where you will be able to make contact with your tutor for any guidance or assistance you may need. 

Modules

Please note that all units within the course are optional, you will just need to achieve a minimum of  13 credits to complete the course. The credits provided within each unit are listed below.

Unit 1: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 30

Credit value: 4

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
  • Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
  • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied

Unit 2: Introductory awareness of sensory loss

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 16

Credit value: 2

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss and steps that can be taken to overcome these
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss
  • Know the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
  • Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and/or hearing loss
  • Know how to report concerns about sensory loss

Unit 3: Understand how play forms part of a child’s development

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 29

Credit value: 4

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the principles of a child’s development
  • Understand how children’s development can be influenced
  • Understand the role of Adult’s in the development of young children

Unit 4: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 24

Credit Value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand food labelling
  • Understand food additives
  • Apply principles of healthy eating

Unit 5: Understand how to use play to support early learning and development

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how a range of toys, games and activities that can be used to support learning and development
  • Know a range of toys, games and activities that can be used to support learning and development
  • Understand the role of an adult in organising games and activities that support learning and development
  • Be able to plan an interactive activity

Unit 6: Craft activities with young children

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 18

Credit value: 2

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the benefits of craft activities for young children
  • Understand health and safety when providing craft activities for young children

Unit 7: Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand risk assessment and its role in supporting the babysitter
  • Know how to assess risks in a babysitting environment
  • Understand the role of control measures in fire safety and accident prevention

Unit 8: Caring for young children in a babysitting environment

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand responsibilities in relation to babysitting
  • Know age-appropriate toys and activities for young children from birth to 5 years 11 months
  • Know how to prepare a young child for sleep

Unit 9: Children's play and leisure activities in the community

Level: 1

Guided learning hours: 20

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know about play and leisure activities for children in the local community
  • Know the benefits of play and leisure activities for children
  • Know the role of adults in supporting play and leisure activities in the community

Unit 10: Sharing learning experiences with children

Level: 1

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know how children learn
  • Know how to use stories and rhymes with young children
  • Understand that the natural world can support children's learning
  • Know how the local community can be used to broaden children's experiences

Entry Requirements

Learners need to be aged 16 or above to enrol on this course. While there aren’t any specific qualification entry requirements, learners should be educated to Level one in English and Maths. 

This course has no exams. Instead, your knowledge will be tested through a range of end-of-unit assessments which can include internally set and marked written assignments, tasks, records of oral or written questions, work books or other portfolio evidence to demonstrate practical skills.

You will need to submit these to your tutor, who will provide feedback that will help you progress.

TQUK

TQUK logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF), qualification number: 603/3008/9.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

This online Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People will advance your understanding of how to effectively care for children and young people in a child-minding context.

Should you wish to advance your knowledge in this area, you could study courses to complement your skills, so you can care for children with a host of needs.

You could study:

You could also develop your knowledge in a business context and study online courses that will help you run a professional child-minding service:

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF)

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn how to effectively look after children and young people
  • Understand how you can make learning fun
  • Choose what units you want to study
  • Online course studied at home
  • No exams

About Your Course

If you’ve ever considered childminding as a career or a way to earn an extra income, you can care for children with confidence after studying this convenient online course.

Build Your Knowledge, And Confidence

Caring for children and young people can be an incredibly fun experience, but it also brings with it a high level of responsibility. Through this Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, you will not only learn how to make learning fun by incorporating play, craft, and community activities into your time together, but you can also study safety focused topics like:

  • Safeguarding
  • Food and nutrition
  • Accident prevention
  • Fire safety

What’s more, the course also covers important topics like sensory loss in children and young people, the babysitting environment and how to share learning experiences with children.

Learn Only What You Need

This course has been designed in a way that lets you choose the areas you want to develop. As learners will likely have different levels of knowledge and experience before enrolling, all units within the course are optional. So, you can choose to study only the combination of units you need.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider, making education accessible to all through a diverse range of online courses and qualifications.

This online Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF) is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and regulated by Ofqual. Upon enrolling, you can immediately begin building your knowledge, so you can become an effective carer for children and young people.

Study When It Suits You

All of the learning materials that are included in the course are accessible through our innovative online learning platform. So, you can learn at any time of the day or night. The platform is also where you will be able to make contact with your tutor for any guidance or assistance you may need. 

Modules

Please note that all units within the course are optional, you will just need to achieve a minimum of  13 credits to complete the course. The credits provided within each unit are listed below.

Unit 1: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 30

Credit value: 4

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
  • Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
  • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied

Unit 2: Introductory awareness of sensory loss

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 16

Credit value: 2

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss and steps that can be taken to overcome these
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss
  • Know the main causes and conditions of sensory loss
  • Know how to recognise when an individual may be experiencing sight and/or hearing loss
  • Know how to report concerns about sensory loss

Unit 3: Understand how play forms part of a child’s development

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 29

Credit value: 4

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the principles of a child’s development
  • Understand how children’s development can be influenced
  • Understand the role of Adult’s in the development of young children

Unit 4: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 24

Credit Value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand food labelling
  • Understand food additives
  • Apply principles of healthy eating

Unit 5: Understand how to use play to support early learning and development

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how a range of toys, games and activities that can be used to support learning and development
  • Know a range of toys, games and activities that can be used to support learning and development
  • Understand the role of an adult in organising games and activities that support learning and development
  • Be able to plan an interactive activity

Unit 6: Craft activities with young children

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 18

Credit value: 2

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the benefits of craft activities for young children
  • Understand health and safety when providing craft activities for young children

Unit 7: Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand risk assessment and its role in supporting the babysitter
  • Know how to assess risks in a babysitting environment
  • Understand the role of control measures in fire safety and accident prevention

Unit 8: Caring for young children in a babysitting environment

Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand responsibilities in relation to babysitting
  • Know age-appropriate toys and activities for young children from birth to 5 years 11 months
  • Know how to prepare a young child for sleep

Unit 9: Children's play and leisure activities in the community

Level: 1

Guided learning hours: 20

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know about play and leisure activities for children in the local community
  • Know the benefits of play and leisure activities for children
  • Know the role of adults in supporting play and leisure activities in the community

Unit 10: Sharing learning experiences with children

Level: 1

Guided learning hours: 25

Credit value: 3

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know how children learn
  • Know how to use stories and rhymes with young children
  • Understand that the natural world can support children's learning
  • Know how the local community can be used to broaden children's experiences

Entry Requirements

Learners need to be aged 16 or above to enrol on this course. While there aren’t any specific qualification entry requirements, learners should be educated to Level one in English and Maths. 

Excellent Marking

Assessment

This course has no exams. Instead, your knowledge will be tested through a range of end-of-unit assessments which can include internally set and marked written assignments, tasks, records of oral or written questions, work books or other portfolio evidence to demonstrate practical skills.

You will need to submit these to your tutor, who will provide feedback that will help you progress.

Qualifications

TQUK

TQUK logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (RQF), qualification number: 603/3008/9.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

This online Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People will advance your understanding of how to effectively care for children and young people in a child-minding context.

Should you wish to advance your knowledge in this area, you could study courses to complement your skills, so you can care for children with a host of needs.

You could study:

You could also develop your knowledge in a business context and study online courses that will help you run a professional child-minding service:

OUR PASS RATE
Teaching & Education
79.3%
(National Average 73.8%)
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