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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

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Course overview

This qualification will give learners a basic understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. It will also help them to make an informed choice about working with children and young people.


How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of the Certificate you can progress to the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification.

Course Content

You will study the following:

  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss
  • Importance of play for early learning
  • Use food and nutrition information to play a healthy diet
  • The value of play to young children
  • Young children’s development
  • Craft activities with young children
  • Accident prevention and fire safety when babysitting
  • Caring for young children in a babysitting environment
  • Rights and responsibilities in relation to parenting
  • Parenting and healthy lifestyles
  • Parenting a young baby
  • Respecting and valuing children 
  • Children’s play and leisure activities in the community
  • Sharing learning experiences with children


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Real work placements on the course help prepare you for the real world and have helped me gain the experience I needed to secure an offer to study a Degree in Primary Education.

Stacey Hibbins



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