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Children's Care, Learning & Development BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Strode College

Course description

This one year course provides initial training for those wishing to work with children and young people and provides a potential stepping stone to level 3 qualifications.

Areas of study include: working with children and young people, Functional Skills (GCSE Maths and English Language for those with a D grade), personal and professional development and work experience in relevant settings.

The course involves compulsory practical work experience for at least one day a week throughout the academic year. Settings include primary schools and day nurseries.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades E or above or equivalent, such as NVQ Level 1 plus a GCSE grade E or above. In terms of securing the best possible progression to a Level 3 course, a minimum of grade D is essential in GCSE English Language. The importance of this will be discussed with you at interview.

You will need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. This report is a government requirement for all people working with children, vulnerable adults and young people including on work experience. You will need to fill in a form and provide original identification to confirm who you are and where you live. Assistance will be given with this, once you are in college.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of assignment work and external tests. You will also be assessed on your practical competence through work placement experience. You are also required to maintain a minimum 90% attendance for all parts of the course. Pearson Exam Board.

Financial information

Clothing for work placement - blue/black tailored trousers, flat black shoes, and a Strode College polo shirt and/or sweatshirt.

Future opportunities

Our students normally progress on to a higher level course, either: the Level 3 Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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