Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)

This course will assist you in preparation for working with young children.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10317
Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Early Years
Course Overview

This one year qualification provides you with the preparation needed for working with children in a variety of settings, including nursery assistant, pre-school assistant, crèche assistant or parent-toddler assistant.




Units to complete:
  • Context principles and values that underpin practice
  • Communication and partnerships working
  • Safeguarding children
  • Keeping Children safe, health and well being
  • Supporting Children's development
  • Support Children's personal care and nutrition
  • Support Children's play learning and development
  • Contribute to the support of children with disabilities and/or needs

You will be required to complete Essential Skills.

You would like to work with children in a variety of settings, including nursery assistant, pre-school assistant, crèche assistant or parent toddler assistant.


How to understand children’s development, preparing and maintaining safe environments for childcare and explore ways to support children’s play and learning



The hands-on experience in this course when you will get an opportunity to work in a real early years company.


If you successfully complete the course, you will progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

A minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above or equivalent. You are required to complete an Access NI clearance.  You will also be required to pass an initial interview assessment test . 

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

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