WJEC / City & Guilds Employability Skills and Childcare Level 2
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Health, Care and Early Years
Torfaen Learning Zone
03 September 2024
To enrol on this course, you’ll need:
- a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language;
- or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area completed at MM and need to have shown committment to studies in your main programme and to demonstrate progess within Maths and English,
Progressing Level 1 learners must achieve MM grade and have demonstrated progression and engagement in Skills (Literacy/Numeracy).
In a nutshell
This course will develop your skills in caring for children. You'll study units on childcare practice, growth and development, health and safety, play and creative activities, linking to current legislations.
This course is for you if...
... You want to work with children and young people
... You want to take further qualifications in a related discipline
... You want to build on existing knowledge and skills in childcare.
What will I be doing?
Throughout this course, you’ll build the knowledge and skills needed for working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas, preparing you for work in children's settings, including the early years and social care.
The course is a combination of theory and practice. You'll spend three days per week in college developing the knowledge and theoretical elements of the qualification, and two days per week in a work placement (plus block placements where required) gaining hands-on experience working with children and young people.
The course will develop subject knowledge and you'll be assessed on various competencies of the Theory and Practice. A large part of the assessment takes place in your work placement, but you’re also required to complete internal and external assessments which are timed case studies and end of year exam.
Upon completion of the course, you’ll gain the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development - WJEC/City & Guilds
- Level 2 Core
- Level 2 Theory and Practice
- Maths and English
You'll also achieve other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set such as:
- Food hygiene
- Paediatric First Aid
National and world skills competitions
What is expected of me?
You’ll be expected to commit to 5 days of study each week, which includes both the teaching sessions covering the knowledge element of the qualification in college, as well as work placement days/blocks covering the competency element of the qualification.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation and a passion for the care/ childcare industry.
You’ll be continually assessed throughout the course and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework/work placement during your own time.
What comes next?
Following completion of this course, you'll be able to progress onto Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development WJEC/City & Guilds.
You'll also be ready to enter the world of work and gain employment in roles such as pre-school assistant, nursery assistant, creche assistant, out of school childcare worker or Cylch Meithrin assistant.
All learners must have a satisfactory DBS check prior to starting the course.
Commitment and reliability are essential
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team