This qualification has been designed to provide an understanding of the children and young people's sector. This also gives an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required to work in this area.
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In the Level 2 Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development learners must achieve 27 credits from the Mandatory Group A units and 12 credits from the Optional units available. Examples of mandatory units: Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings; Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings; Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's settings; Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People. Examples of Optional Units: Support Children and Young People at Meal times; Contribute to the support of Children's communication,Language and Literacy; Contribute to the Support of Children's Creative Development.
This competence based qualification is assessed in the learner's work placement as they undertake their normal work. Learners are required to secure placements in Early Years settings, which include the (0-6 years) age group. Methods of assessment are largely written assignments and observations.
Learners have opportunities for employment as: Child-minder, Nursery Assistant, Sure Start Assistant, Classroom Assistant. There is also the opportunity for progression to the Level 3 Children's Care, Learning and Development Diploma and other related qualifications in the sector subject to meeting particular course entry requirements.
Minimum six points at GCSE plus a Grade D in GCSE English or Essential Skills Literacy and Numeracy Level 1. Preference will be given to GCSE qualifications in English and Maths at grade C or above. Learners must complete an Access NI check and be successful at interview.
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