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Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Unlike other online childcare courses, this qualification will give your employees an introductory understanding of childcare through exploring young children’s development, the value and importance of play, how to plan a healthy diet and the importance of safeguarding and welfare.


Unlike other online childcare courses, this qualification will give your employees an introductory understanding of childcare through exploring young children’s development, the value and importance of play, how to plan a healthy diet and the importance of safeguarding and welfare.

Unit 1: Young children’s development

This unit will explore the stages of development of young children from birth to three years. Alongside this, your employees will learn about how positive environments support the development of young children.

Unit 2: The value of play to young children

Within this unit, your employees will learn about the necessity of play to young children’s development, as well as demonstrating different play activities suitable for young children from birth to five years old.

Unit 3: Importance of play for early learning

This unit will take your employees through the vital importance of creativity and imagination in the development of a child. They will learn about how to organise a cooking activity for children, as well as the particular importance of books and stories in child development.

Unit 4: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

This unit examines legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (including e-safety). Your employees will look at what action to take when children or young people are injured or ill and, when complete, they will be able to recognise emergency procedures and how to respond to suspicions that a child or young people has been abused, harmed or bullied.

Unit 5: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

This unit will help your employees to build an understanding of how to make healthy and nutritional food choices for children. They will develop knowledge of food labels and what to look out for to ensure that children are given a balanced diet.

Benefits against other online childcare courses:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £299 Initial payment of £29.90, 3 monthly payments of £89.70 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England or Scotland
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.
  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Full Cost Price £299.00
    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Direct Debit


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