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Course Mode
Distance-Learning
Level
2
Start Date
01/05/2022
Start Time
Duration
12 Weeks
End Date
31/07/2023

Education & Childcare

Childcare and education is one of the most exciting and rewarding sectors and one that needs top quality staff at all levels and offers plenty of career choice, working with children of all ages and within various settings.

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Course Overview

This is a distance learning course which will enable you to achieve an accredited Level 2 certificate by working in your own environment with access to the support of a Tutor. An excellent opportunity for learning about safeguarding and Prevent and also an opportunity for CPD for professionals working with children and young people in schools or children's homes and so on.

You will be provided with resource books that you can keep and the units covered are:
- Understanding Prevent Duty
- Understanding Safeguarding
- Understanding Online Safety

You will be required to submit two modules of work (using a question and answer booklet) over a 10/12 week period. This will be assessed by a Tutor with occupational competency in this sector who will provide robust written feedback and developmental support.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for those who work or have an interest in Child Care, including those in a work role and informal/family carers. Learners must be aged 18 or over in order to enrol on the course, be living in England and not taking part in full-time education. Entry is at the discretion of the college. Kendal College will ensure that this course is appropriate for the age and ability of the learner. This may involve an assessment to ensure learners can meet the criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy, and health and safety aspects of this course.

After Your Course

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

- Understanding Children& Young People's Mental Health, level 2
- Understanding Autism, level 2

Fees

£0.00

The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses Fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Have an annual salary of less than £18,525
  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Were aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
  • Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.

Student Finance (Degree-Level Courses)

Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course. Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded. For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.

The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.

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