Childcare Level2 Cert - Caring for Children & Young People (RQF)

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Introducing
Caring for Children & Young People

This fully accredited “Certificate introducing Caring for Children & Young People” level 2 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course is aimed at students looking to enter this field at level 2 rather than commencing at level 1. No experience of working with children is required to enrol onto this course. Fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED.

The course provides the perfect stepping stone for further studies at a later date if required. 

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children & Young People
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: Yes at level 2
Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 160 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: 16

5 tutor marked assignments to complete

Childcare Level2 Cert - Caring for Children & Young People (RQF)

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Course Fee: Starting at: £399.00

One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Multi-agency working
The community
Safeguarding Children's Board
A Child in Need
Policies and procedures
Mobile Phones
Caring for sick children
Promoting health and hygiene
Managing children with allergies, or who are sick or infectious
Procedures for children with allergies
Procedures for children who are sick or infectious
First Aid
Missing children
Uncollected child
Child Abuse
Childminders protecting yourself when working alone

The Acts
Exploring Anti-Discriminatory Practice
Personal Social and Emotional Development
Dispositions and attitudes
Self confidence and self-esteem
Tips for boosting self-esteem in children
Making relationships and interacting with others
Emotions and self control
Self care
Sense of community
Balancing children's growing needs for independence with keeping children safe
Coping with new situations

Growth and development including physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social
Age of child stage of development explanation
Physical development
Intellectual development
Language development
Emotional development
Social development
Factors which affect growth and development
Feeding the imagination
Model making
Role play and imaginative play
Competitive and non-competitive games and activities
Language and communication
Linking sounds and letters
Having knowledge of nursery rhymes
English as an additional language
Forming relationships
Sense of community
Exploring cultures and religions
Religious and cultural festivals
Equal Opportunities
Recognising and dealing with emotions
Possible signs of distress
Emotional activities
Growing independence
The importance of fresh air and exercise
Making exercise fun
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Science and technology
Exploring the senses
Activities to support children with the national curriculum

Main Food Groups
The Eat well plate
Health problems associated with excess and inadequate nutrition intake in children and adults
Childhood Health problems associated with being overweight
Good health and five a day recommendations
Body mass index
Key nutrients and vitamins
Non nutrient foods
The balance of good health
Recommended daily allowances from each food group
Improving nutrition and reducing health problems in children
The structure of the digestive system
Food labels

Identifying possible risks in the home
Living room
Using Equipment Safely
Maintaining Equipment
Check lists

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Students do not require a placement or any previous knowledge of working with children to complete this course. 

TQUK Level 2 Certificate introducing Caring For Children & Young People (RQF)

Qualification ref:  600/0336/4

Credit value: 16
Awarding body: Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland. 

TQUK are one of the fastest growing awarding bodies in the UK.  TQUK offer students the opportunity of gaining a fully recognised qualification suitable for further employment or higher education. 

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by TQUK and can take up to 12 weeks to be received afer completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 160. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely. 

We would encourage students to serioulsy consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.

This course is supplied in paper format and will be delivered direct to your chosen address. Students are able to complete their course assignments using a word processing programme and email them direct to the tutor. Once received tutors will reply to you direct. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can normally expect to receive delivery of their course materials via courier within 3 working days of enrolment being received. However we would ask you to allow 7 working days


All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments and create a portfolio throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.

In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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