Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
QUALIFICATION NUMBER : 600/0336/4
UNIT AIM AND OBJECTIVES
This qualification will give learners a basic understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. It will also help them to make an informed choice about working with children and young people. All the units are optional, giving greater flexibility to learners and Tutors when deciding on a programme of study and maximising learner achievement.
The Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People provides the learner with the opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas:
- child care and education
- babysitting and
- parenting responsibilities.
Learners will be supported by Tutors to make choices relevant to their areas of interest and ensure that any skills-based learning outcomes can be achieved. The Certificate is nested within the Diploma, and the Awards in Babysitting and Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting are nested within the Certificate.
Learners should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but Centers may have their own guidelines.
Learners must achieve a minimum of 16 credits for the Certificate. 9 credits must be achieved at Level 2 and a further 7 credits must be achieved at either Level 1 or 2. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to complete this qualification as it is knowledge only.
On completion of the Certificate learners can progress to the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification. There is the opportunity to achieve two Award-sized
qualifications (Level 2 Award in Babysitting and Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting) on the way to completing the Certificate and to progress to a Diploma if more learning is required. This offers the opportunity to be certificated for four qualifications in total.
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 160 hours
- Skill level Level 2 Certificate
- Language English
- Students 772
- Assessments Yes
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
Introductory awareness of sensory loss
The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with introductory knowledge about sensory loss.
Importance of play for early learning
This unit gives learners an understanding of the importance of play within early learning.
Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
The value of play to young children
Young children’s development
Craft activities with young children
Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting
Caring for young children in a babysitting environment
Rights and responsibilities in relation to parenting
Parenting and healthy lifestyles
Parenting a young baby
Respecting and valuing children
Children’s play and leisure activities in the community
Sharing learning experiences with children