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Caring for Children and Young People

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

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Level 2 Qualification

100% Online

Flexible Learning

Fully Funded

6 Weeks (average time)

Fully funded by UK Government. Qualifications regulated by Ofqual and accredited by NCFE CACHE & TQUK.

Fully funded by UK Government. Qualifications accredited by NCFE CACHE & TQUK.

Free online health and social care courses​
Free online health and social care courses​
Free online health and social care courses​

Caring for Children and Young People

With over 50,000 children identified as needing protection from abuse in the UK, it is important that those working in the care sector understand the risks of abusive and exploitative behaviour that some children experience.

Understanding what strategies are used to protect children from this behaviour, whilst following procedures, is essential to helping those affected. 

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What you will learn

Your free course is split into manageable units

This unit will explore the stages of development of young children from birth to three years.

Alongside this, you will learn about how positive environments support the development of young children.

Within this unit you will learn about the necessity of play to young children’s development as well as demonstrating different play activities suitable for young children from birth to five years old.

This unit will take you through the vital importance of creativity and imagination in the development of a child. You will learn about how to organise a cooking activity for children as well as the particular importance of books and stories in child development.

This unit examines legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (including e-safety).

You will look at what action to take when children or young people are injured or ill and when complete, you will be able to recognise emergency procedures as well as how to respond to suspicions that a child or young people has been abused, harmed or bullied.

This unit will help you to build an understanding of how to make healthy and nutritional food choices for children.

You will develop knowledge of food labels and what to look out for to ensure that children are given a balanced diet.

Get trained and qualified

Provide the best care possible

Your Accredited Certificate

Your level 2 certificate is a record of achievement and your proof of completing the nationally recognised qualification.

Who can benefit

The qualification is suitable for those working in the care profession, or anyone looking into a career in care.

The course is also suitable for home carers or anyone who has an interest in learning more about caring for children and young people.

Career opportunities

  • Aged 19 or over as of 31/8/21
  • Living in England
  • Have lived in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years*
  • Not completed any part of the course before


*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre-settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

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FAQs

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level.

Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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