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Childcare- Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the childcare sector. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and wellbeing necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It is aimed at a range of learners who wish to be introduced to childcare and development for children aged 0 – 5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study.

Course content

What you will study

Modules include:

• Introduction to Working with Children
• Development and Wellbeing of Children
• Childcare & Development

How you will learn

You will learn through formal class work, group and individual activities and where applicable, visits to various childcare settings.

Entry requirements

Predicted GCSE grades 3-9 in 4 subjects 
Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent
A genuine interest in the subject/profession
A good reference from Head of Year 9 or Headteacher
Successful interview/trial


Learners will be assessed through two internally graded Assessment Tasks and one externally graded multiple-choice paper.

Financial information

Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for more details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email -

Future opportunities

Further Study

On completion, learners may progress to Level 2 or 3 qualifications in the childcare sector.



Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111


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: 13 May 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.