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Children's Care, Learning and Development BTEC Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

This is a one year course for anyone who is interested in working with children straight from the course as a teaching assistant or nursery assistant. Alternatively, progressing onto higher level courses can lead to qualifications which will help you to gain employment in careers such as teaching or an early years practitioner.

There will be the opportunity to experience a number of work placements in a variety of childcare settings, such as primary schools, day nurseries or nursery schools. Placements are a major part of this course because there is no better way to learn about working with babies and young children than through first-hand experience

Please note that as part of the course you will also study English and Maths, and that you will need to complete a Disclosure Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm you do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question your suitability to work in these areas.

What enrichment can I look forward to?

Activities can include:

  • guest speakers
  • visits relevant to vocational area
  • fundraising activities
  • access to all the college enrichment activities



Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x grade D equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D).
For Children's Care, Learning and Development specifically, this should include GCSE grade 3 in Maths and English Language.


How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

The course prepares you to progress in college, onto an Apprenticeship, or into employment.

Further information

Please contact the Schools Liaison team by phone on 01772 643000 or by email Our website also contains up to date further information on all courses that we offer.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LIDPCCLD

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