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Children and Young People Level 2

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Qualification Type QCF

 

Level 2

Qualification Overview This qualification is to guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to the Children and Young People's Workforce and will provide progression to the Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care and Learning Development and Support Services workforces. This qualification confirms competence under supervision in these areas where appropriate and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at level 3 and above (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector. This qualification has been developed in association with Skills for Care and Development, the Sector Skills Council for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and is based on the National Occupational Standards for the industry.

Qualification Structure:

To achieve the full EDI Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, learners must gain a minimum of 35 credits. Learners must achieve 31 credits from mandatory Group A and the remaining four credits must be achieved from Group B.

Mandatory Units Group A:

Unit no Title
CU1510 Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development
CU1511 Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury
CU1512 Contribute to Children and Young People's Health and Safety
CU1513 Contribute to the Support of Positive Environments for Children and Young People
CT227 Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People
CU1514 Paediatric Emergency First Aid
CU1515 Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
CU1516 Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
CU1517 Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
CT228 Child and Young Person Development
CT229 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
CU1518 Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
CU1519 Support Children and Young People's Positive Behaviour.


Who is the qualification for?
 The Children and Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeship is ideal for anybody who is working with children from birth to 16-years-old - or with their families. It is designed for those working under supervision such as a nursery assistant, care worker /assistant or youth & community worker assistant. This Apprenticeship is for people who do not want to pursue a general education route but who are still keen to keep learning as they work. They are a great way of earning and gaining workplace experience whilst also achieving nationally-recognised qualifications. You can start this Apprenticeship from 16 years old and enter employment in a nursery or childcare environment, but you will need a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check to be carried out by your prospective employer before you start.
 Apprentices should be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. To complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship will take 6 to 12 months.

Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework
 In completing this Apprenticeship at L2 the learner will achieve the following qualifications:
•    Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2
•    L2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care ORChildren and Young People's Settings
•    Certificate Level 2 in Children and Young People’s Workforce
•    Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1
•    Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
 Exemptions
You are entitled to Functional Skills exemptions if you have the following qualifications.
 From                      If you have already achieved
FS in Maths              Either GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills in Maths (L1)
FS in English            Either GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills in Maths (L1)
FS in ICT                  Key Skills in ICT (L1)
How can these Apprenticeships help you?
They give people real skills to help them do their job because they are flexible and allow them to:

- Learn at their own pace
- Choose from a range of modules that best suits their needs
- Choose a level that is right for them.
 
Qualification structure
Apprentices need to complete a total of minimum 35 credits. All learners will need to complete the 13 mandatory units with a total value of 31 credits. They will then need to achieve a minimum of 4 credits from the bank of optional units
 
Mandatory units:
Unit title    Level    Credit Units
Introduction to communication in health, social care or children & young people’s settings (HSC)    2    3
Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children & young people’s settings (HSC)    2    2
Introduction to personal development in health, social care children & young people’s setting (HSC)    2    3
Child & Young person development    2    2
Contribute to the support of child & young person development    2    3
Safeguarding the welfare of children & Young people    2    3
Contribute to children & young people’s health & safety    2    3
Support positive children and young people’s positive behaviour    2    2
Contribute to the support of the positive environments for children & young people    2    3
Understand partnership working in services for children & young people    2    2
Paediatric emergency first aid     2    1
Managing paediatric illness & injury    2    1
Maintain & support relationships with children & young people    2    3
 
Optional units: 2 units from 16 possible units*
Unit title    Level    Credits
Support children & young people with disabilities and special educational needs    2    4
Understand child & young person development     3    4
 

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