Accessibility links

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2 Certificate at Northumberland College

Course description

You will study topics such as safeguarding welfare, planning a health diet, craft activities with children and undertake a block placement where you will gain valuable work experience with children and young people developing communication and team work  Ideal to support you developing an understanding of work with children or young people and to build the skills necessary for careers in care and education

Entry requirements

You should have two GCSEs at grade D, or a relevant Level 1 qualification and Functional Skills in English at Entry Level 3, plus interpersonal skills and motivation to work in a caring or supportive role with children and young people  DBS clearance and references required

Future opportunities

You could progress to a full, specialised Level 2 course in childhood Studies or Health and Social Care

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

Key information


  • More information
    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.