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Child Care - Full Time - Level 2 - Playwork at Barnfield College

Course description

The certification is an introduction to the primary aspects of working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16 in play environments. It provides an understanding of the importance of play and play work in children and young people’s lives.

The certificate is mainly knowledge based with limited amount of practical application. It is aimed at those who wish to work in a supervised role in a wide range of Play work environment.

Personal skills will be developed in addition to English, Mathematics and ICT. Real work experience required as learners must show competence.

Entry requirements

- A minimum of 4 x GCSEs at Grade D or above 
- A pass at BTEC Level 1, NVQ Level 1 or VRQ Level 1

English and Maths requirements:
- Minimum of Level 1 English and able to work towards Level 1 Maths

Future opportunities

CACHE Level 3 qualification. Employment in the play work sector

Further information

This certificate does not confirm occupational competence; it prepares a learner to enter employment as a play worker.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2016
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