Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (QCF) Level 2 Certificate
What is this course about?
CL2A2: Young children’s development
This unit will enable learners to gain an understanding of how young children’s development during the first three years of their lives and how meeting their basic needs supports development.
TDA 2.2: 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.
CFC 9: Respecting and valuing children
The aim of this unit is to gain an understanding of respecting and valuing children and some knowledge of the organisations that support children’s rights.
NH/L2 03: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
In this unit, learners gain an awareness of the information that is provided on food labels and how this may be used to plan a healthy diet. They will learn the facts behind nutritional claims on food labels and will consider the advantages and disadvantages of using food additives. Learners will also evaluate their own diet and make recommendations for improvement.
CL2 A9: Importance of play for early learning
This unit gives learners an understanding of the importance of play within early learning.
CL2A1: The value of play to young children
This unit will enable learners to gain an understanding of the value of play in the development of young children and how the role of the adult supports this.
CFC 13: Sharing learning experiences with children
The aim of this unit is to develop the learners’ knowledge and understanding of types of learning experiences, which could be shared with children, and the importance of these experiences to promote learning.
How is it taught
This is a distance learning qualification.
How will I be assessed?
As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (QCF)
What could I do next?
Other distance learning courses or health related part time qualifications.
Have You Considered?
Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
- Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
- Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
- Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
- Undertakes pastoral duties.
- Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
- Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
- Maintains records of students.
- Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
- Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
- Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.
206 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||6.46%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||46.91%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||43.22%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.34%|
Special needs education teaching professionals
Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.
- Discusses student.
- Updates and maintains students.
- Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
- Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
- Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
- Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
- Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
- Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
- Assesses student.
- Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.
33 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||6.55%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||38.99%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||45.51%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||1.35%|
Nursery nurses and assistants
Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.
- Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
- Writes reports on children.
- Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
- Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
- Supervises young children at mealtimes.
- Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.
126 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||14.61%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||12.76%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||1.76%|
Childminders and related occupations
Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.
- Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
- Maintains appropriate records of children.
- Takes older children to and from school.
- Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
- Provides, supervises and participates in children.
- Mends, washes and irons children.
- Plans, prepares and serves children.
- Changes babies.
- Assists children to wash and dress.
33 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||15.02%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||13.74%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||3.55%|
Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.
- Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
- Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
- Organises and supervises children.
- Organises and supervises children on excursions.
- Encourages children.
- Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
- Supervises children.
26 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||6.79%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||16.37%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.55%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||2.29%|
Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.
- Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
- Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
- Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
- Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
- Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
- Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.
167 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||18.05%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||21.81%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.74%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.05%|
Educational support assistants
Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.
- Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
- Attends to child.
- Helps and encourages child to communicate.
- Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
- Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
- Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
- Supports schoolwork under teacher.
53 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||22.3%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||21.41%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.12%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.41%|
Houseparents and residential wardens
Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.
- Keeps records and writes reports.
- Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
- Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
- Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
- Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
- Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
- Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.
18 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||24.82%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||16.79%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||2.14%|
School midday and crossing patrol occupations
Workers in this unit group supervise the activities of school children during break and meal times and assist children to cross roads near to the entrances of schools.
- Directs children to cross the road when safe.
- Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
- Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
- Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
- Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
- Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
- Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.
72 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||3.48%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||3.45%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||0.53%|