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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Level 2 Certificate
Code: 117903
Cost: N/A

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Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children & Young People

Full time course


This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools

What will I study?

This course covers a wide range of areas, including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships. You will be in a school placement one day per week where your vocational skills will be assessed

Maths and English:

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs means achieving a good standard of English and Maths, therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade C will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their course.


We will be delivering a variety of tasks and projects to promote your employability including; working towards a Certificate in Makaton, experiencing Forest School type activities, guest speakers on topics such as safeguarding, and going on trips of educational interest.

Work Experience:

The college will find you a placement to attend one day a week where you will be observed.

What do I need to join?

You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above, including English and maths. Alternatively, you will need a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or Child Care, combined with English and maths. You also need a positive attitude towards working with children and young adults. You will have a commitment to attendance, being punctual and working in a team as well as independently.

How long is the course?

The course lasts for one year, with up to 3 days in college and 6 hours a week on placement, including time for you to complete assignments.

How will I learn?

A range of teaching methods will be used including: writing, reading, discussions, presentations and work products. You may also be observed in a real work environment.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will receive a minimum of four one-to-one tutorials with your tutor. You will have feedback on your assessment within a maximum of two weeks and you will have informal feedback in lessons.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to apply for a Disclosure and Debarring Services (DBS) certificate for the safeguarding of children which costs £44 (at the time of print) this will need to be completed at a taster day at the College, before enrolling on the course. You will also need to pay material fees.

What can I do next?

A good outcome on this course, combined with an appropriate level of English and maths, will enable you to progress to Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Alternatively, you may wish to continue training whilst working via an apprenticeship or other  work-based learning programme.


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Dates & Costs

Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children & Young People

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 2 Certificate
Code: 117903

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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