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

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Children's Care, Learning & Development?

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.

Enrichment activities can include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits relevant to vocational area
  • Fundraising activities
  • Access to all the college enrichment activities

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 56% of students achieving high grades.

What will I study?

Topics covered include:

  • Supporting children's physical care needs
  • Supporting children through play
  • Child development
  • Developing professional practice skills working in the early years

Students will have the opportunity to experience a number of work placements in a variety of childcare settings, such as primary schools, day nurseries, or nursery schools, working with children aged 0-8 years. All students will complete 300 hours of work placement. As part of the course you will also study English and Maths and will develop employability skills.

Please note 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.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x Grade 3 equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 3, and no less than a 2 in the other.

Children's Care, Learning and Development does not have any specific additional requirements.

For placements, students will also be required to undergo a DBS check to confirm they do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question their suitability to work in these areas.

Assessment

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework taking the form of assignments, presentations, and successful completion of each placement.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

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

Where are you going?

  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Youth Worker

Further information

Our website also contains up to date further information on all courses that we offer. Please visit https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/courses.

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: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LID2CLD

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