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L2 Caring for Children & Young People Level 2 | Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Early Years & Primary at SGS College


The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and the age of five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. The units you will study include: • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people • Young children’s development • Using food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet • Craft activities with young children • Importance of play for early learning

What do I need to join?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and Maths. You will need a clear DBS certificate, a good academic reference and a reference from an early years setting.

How will I know how I am doing?

A range of methods will be used for your assessments; these could include written assessment, discussions, individual, pair and group work, presentations and leaflets.

Maths & English

A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths. Therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (C) will be enrolled on a GCSE.


We will be delivering a variety of tasks and projects to promote your employability, including Makaton, paediatric first aid, Forest Schools and guest speakers.

Work Experience

You will attend a placement in a childcare setting one day a week.

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 onto a Level 3 course within the department. Alternatively, you may wish to continue training whilst working via an apprenticeship or other work-based learning programme.

What are my career options?

This is a Level 2 programme to support you in preparing for your next step, either studying Level 3 to gain your Early Years Educator status, or moving into employment with training.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2020 @ 11.11am (1 day ago)

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September 2020

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus
7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus

Enquire about L2 Caring for Children & Young People 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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