NCFE Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2

Ref: C3843601

Students must complete 16 credits which will be broken down into 5 units; Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, importance of play in early learning, young children’s development, craft activities with young children and respecting and valuing children. Units will be broken down into manageable increments and students will be given tasks and activities to work on during the class and at home. Students are expected to have high attendance as this course requires commitment to learning. Learners will build a platform of knowledge which can be used when working within childcare provision. Learners will be expected to contribute to class discussions, complete homework tasks and be respectful of the classroom ground rules. Learners will be required to have a placement which will support their knowledge and practical skills.

Course aim

To provide skills and knowledge needed to work within childcare provision. Learners will produce work from 5 units, selected to provide knowledge to attain jobs within the childcare sector, upon completion students will gain certification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • You should be working towards your functional skills L2 Numeracy and Literacy A placement is not mandatory for this course but it is advised that learners achieve some placement hours so they have experience to relate to for job interviews.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the types of abuse children and young people experience
  • Know how to respond if you think there is a safeguarding issue
  • Know how to make craft activities for young children and why Kinaesthetic activities such as these are an important part of child development
  • Understand the stages of development for babies and children
  • Understand the importance of respecting and valuing children and how this impacts the emotional and social development and wellbeing of the child

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to contribute to group discussion and research tasks

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • You will complete an individual learning plan to show you how your learning has developed.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You may need to bring materials to class- this will be inexpensive and discussed within the first week

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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NCFE Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2

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This course is funded by the Liverpool Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Liverpool in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Liverpool, you can check your postcode here:

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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