Health Social Care & Early Years

Certificate in Children's Play, Learning & Development Level 2

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Do you dream of working with children? If so, then our Certificate in Children's Play, Learning & Development could provide you with the ideal route into the care industry. Working within the childcare sector can be extremely rewarding. During this course you will study aspects of childcare including: Patterns of Child Development, Promoting Children's Development Through Play and The Principles of Early Years Practice.

A key part of this course is work experience where you can learn practical skills, gain an understanding of the industry and put theory learned in the classroom into practice.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have 4 GCSEs (A*- D), or Grade 3 and above, including English and maths. For students wanting to progress with their childcare qualification at level 3 they will need to have achieved their GCSE in English and maths at a grade C (Grade 4/5 and above) during their course. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Students are also required to have an up-to-date DBS check.

Course Modules

Patterns of Child Development
The Principles of Early Years Practice
Promoting Children's Development Through Play
Promoting Children’s Positive Behaviour
Making Healthy Food Choices For Children
Health & Safety in Early Years Settings
Introduction to Working in the Early Years Sector

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of ways which will help you develop the relevant skills needed to succeed in this industry. Assessments include project work, exams, presentations, assignments and a portfolio. Your work experience placement hours will also count towards your final grade.

What can I do next

On completion of this course, you could apply to the Level 3 course in childcare or continue on to an apprenticeship.