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.
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.
Filton and Stroud Campuses