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Childrens Care, Learning and Development (NQF) Level 2 at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

This course is over one year has a combination of practical experience and written assignments providing level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the childcare sector.

Course content

Units offered include understanding children’s development, keeping children safe and supporting children with disabilities or special educational needs.

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs at grades D/E including at least a D in English.

Future opportunities

BTEC Firsts in Children’s Care, Learning and Development can help you take your first steps towards a career in childcare. The course itself is a standalone qualification which means you could also get a job afterwards! Career opportunities could be in the private nursery sector as a nursery assistant or a childminding assistant. Some school settings may have job opportunities but very often they require a level 3 qualification.

Further information

This course is a standalone course but you may wish to move to a level 3 childcare qualification at college, if you do well, or apply for an apprenticeship. You may re-sit your GCSE maths and English alongside this course.

You will need to have a DBS- an enhanced check to allow you to work with young children. There is work experience. This could be in a nursery, school or other play & learning setting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year