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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification covers a range of key subject areas that provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to care for and educate children aged between 0 and 11 years 11 months old.

It has been designed to support learners to progress to Level 3 qualifications across a number of sectors, including the early years educator sector, the supporting teaching and learning sector, and the children and young people sector.

Entry requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including a grade 3 (D) in Maths and English.

You will also need to provide evidence of good attendance, punctuality, self-motivation and a positive attitude to study.

You must be willing to provide evidence for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which will have to be self-funded.  You also need to provide two professional references.

Course Content

This qualification is made up of six mandatory units. Learners must complete all six units in order to achieve the qualification.

These include:

  • Child Development
  • Play and Learning
  • Exploring Registration
  • Role of the Childcare Practitioner
  • Nutrition

 

How will I be assessed?

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in each of the six mandatory units. These units will be internally assessed and graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. In addition, learners will need to complete:

• A Professional Skills Record. This will be completed over a minimum of 120 hours of placement in a real work environment and will be assessed by the supervisor and Centre assessor in an early years and primary school setting.
• A synoptic short answer examination, which will be undertaken at the end of the qualification. This will be externally set and assessed, and will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

none

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This qualification allows progression to Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to Childcare, Health and Social Care or Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Careers

This qualification is designed to assist entry to the workforce at Level 2 and may support progression into a range of job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors. Learners can progress in the workplace in a variety of job roles, such as:

• nursery assistant
• classroom assistant
• pre-school assistant

 

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Employer academy prepared Michael for his future career

Health care assistant Michael Smith has recently completed his apprenticeship and is already “a really valuable” team member on ward 206 at the Royal Derby Hospital.      
 
Michael, 21, took levels two and three in Health and Social Care at the Roundhouse, where he also gained valuable work experience through the innovative Employer Academy run in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.      
 
This voluntary work helped him secure clinical apprenticeship role with the Trust.    
 
Michael trained on orthopaedic Ward 206 and was supported academically throughout his apprenticeship by DCG.        
 
He is now a qualified Health Care Assistant on the ward – following in the footsteps of his mum and brother.        
 
Michael said: “I’m happy as an HCA, but in future I may look at becoming a nurse practitioner or physiotherapist.”        
 
Senior Ward Sister Lynsey Heald described Michael as “a really valuable member of the team” and said his college study programme and work experience through the Employer Academy helped prepare him for the ward.        
 
She added: “He’s really hard working and he’s got a lovely way with the patients, and he gets on really well with the team.        
 
“Doing the health and social care courses really helped because he knew what to expect. They become a bit more confident, as well. We’ve got a recent new apprentice and Michael’s really taken her under his wing.”

I like caring for people, I’m enjoying the job and I really like the team. I’d recommend it.

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