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Children & Young People's Workforce Level 2 at Wakefield Adult and Community Education Services

Course description

To provide students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work in a supervised role in a range of settings within the Children and Young People’s Workforce.


To provide a sound platform for progression to the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Course content

You will complete the following mandatory units and an additional 2 optional units:

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children and young people settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children and young people settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children and young people settings
  • Child and young person development
  • Contribute to the support of the child and young person development
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support positive behaviour
  • Support positive environments for children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
  • Paediatric emergency first aid
  • Managing paediatric illness and injury
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people

Entry requirements

A generic qualification for people who work or who wish to work within the Children and Young People’s Workforce with children aged 0-19 years in: -

  • Early Years and Childcare, e.g. Nursery assistant, childminder
  • Social Care, e.g. Children’s social care worker
  • Youth and community worker
  • Others – Support workers in the above settings.
  • Anyone working with children and young people in the voluntary sector.

This course is not suitable for students working in an educational setting with children over 5 years – ask about Teaching Assistant courses.


This is a practical, work-related course. You will learn through hands on experience in your workplace/work placement and through weekly attendance in class. You will be assessed in your workplace and build a portfolio to demonstrate your competency.

Assessment activities will include project work, assignments and completion of structured questions.  Regular feedback is given to all learners and progress is recorded using an Individual Learning Plan.

  • Attendance in a voluntary or employed placement in a childcare setting of 5 hours per week is mandatory. This must be secured by week 5 of the course if they are to continue on the course. 
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of a DBS check
  • Demonstrate literacy skills at level 1 or above

Financial information

The first 4 weeks of the course will be an introduction which costs £27. The cost of the full 37 week course is £380.  The cost of the introduction will be deducted from the full course fee although you may be entitled to either a free course or support with your fees and other costs.  Please ask at your centre.

A course textbook would be useful although not compulsory– your tutor will give you full details when you start your course.

You need to bring a pen, notebook, and folder for your work.

16-18s can apply for a bursary at enrolment(if eligible).

Future opportunities

Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications but these do require GCSE grade A-C in both Maths and English before you can begin the course.  This may involve travelling and studying at a different centre.

Further information

Contact the 16-18 senior tutor/mentor - Peter Bell

by email at

or call/text


To arrange an assessment/interview before you enrol.

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: 24 September 2014
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