Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care
Tue Sep 07 2021
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The course is designed to help you to gain key skills and progress to a higher Level 2 qualification.
You'll gain a basic introduction to the sector and the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being for children aged 0-5 years.
This qualification provides an understanding of the skills needed when babysitting. It includes the babysitter’s responsibilities to the children they care for, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident prevention and fire safety.
It is made up of units from the Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People. This course is a skills builder course to support learners to progress onto higher levels.
Stretch and challenge units will also be undertaken in preparation for progression onto the full level 2.
- Craft activities for young children
- The value of play to young children
- The importance of play for early learning
- Sharing learning experiences with children
- Accident prevention and fire safety
- Safe Guarding the well-being of children
- The role of the babysitter
English and maths
To enable further progression you will study English and maths and
participate in individual and group tutorials to strengthen employability skills
as part of a full study programme.
We use a range of methods to assess your progress and provide you with feedback to help you to improve. These include:
- Hands on experiences
- Google expeditions
- Group work
- Activity planner
Your course will be delivered by a teaching team who are passionate about the subject area. All teachers maintain their industry knowledge and skills by returning to practice at least once a year. Several sit on the early year’s professional exchange and some are also Governors in local schools.
We have excellent links with a range of high quality employers in day nurseries and primary schools where you may be provided with an opportunity to work alongside a professional as part of a work placement to put what you have learnt in the classroom into practice.
Before going on work placement, you'll get a feel for what the world of work is like by taking part in virtual reality activities as part of our exclusive education partnership with PROTO Centre for Emerging Technology.
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications