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Certificate in Introducing Caring for Young People Level 2

Course overview

This qualification will give you an introductory understanding of childcare through exploring young children’s development, the value and importance of play, how to plan a healthy diet and the importance of safeguarding and welfare.

Course duration

8-12 weeks

Delivery method



Level 2


£299 (Funding is available - eligibility criteria may apply)


Eligible for adult funding (eligibility criteria may apply). Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over. It is ideal for anyone who currently works in, or would like to work in, the education and health and social care sectors.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have a good foundation of knowledge on young children’s development, the value and importance of play for early learning, safeguarding the welfare of children/young people and the use of food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet.

Course content

  • The stages of child development
  • The importance of positive environments on young children
  • The necessity of play activities
  • Demonstrating different play activities suitable for children from birth up to 5 years old
  • The importance of creativity and imagination in the development of a child
  • Cooking activities
  • The importance of books and stories
  • Safeguarding legislation
  • E-safety
  • How to report and respond to safeguarding concerns
  • How to make healthy and nutritional food choices for children
  • Knowledge of food labels

Course requirements

Students will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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