Level 2 Traineeship in Children's Care, Learning and Development

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in a children’s setting. This qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualification for all new practitioners for registration and regulatory requirements in Northern Ireland.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 11108
Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Early Years

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Downpatrick
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Newtownards
02/09/2024
Course Overview
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to work or are working in a supervised role in children’s care, learning and development in Northern Ireland.

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve all 8 mandatory units.

Context, Principles and Values That Underpins Practice -

  • Theme 1 (Y/617/6517) Communication and Partnership Working
  • Theme 2 (D/617/6518) Safeguarding Children
  • Theme 3 (D/617/6521) Keeping Children Safe, Healthy and Well
  • Theme 4 (K/617/6523) Support Children's Personal Care and Nutrition
  • Theme 5 (F/617/6527) Supporting Children's Development
  • Theme 6 (J/617/6528) Support Children's Play, Learning and Development
  • Theme 7 (L/617/6529) Contribute to the Support of Children With Disabilities and/or Special Needs
  • Theme 8 (F/617/6530)

Learners could progress to the following job roles:

  • pre-school assistants
  • nursery assistants
  • creche assistants
  • out of school childcare worker.

You will study a variety of topics such as child development and play which will equip you to work in an early year's setting.

Learners will spend 2 days a week on placement in daycare or nursery schools.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland).

4 GCSEs at Grade D --G or above (Diploma), students to hold a D grade or above in both Maths and English for the diploma.

4 GCSE’s including either maths or English at D grade to be offered cert.

Applicants that have not obtained the above grades may be eligible to enrol as an Introductory Trainee. Please contact us for further information.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Downpatrick
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Newtownards
02/09/2024

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Available Sessions

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FE
Level 2 Traineeship in Children's Care, Learning and Development
Y11108DF1A

Downpatrick

02/09/2024
18
FT
FE
Level 2 Traineeship in Children's Care, Learning and Development
Y11108LF1A

Lisburn

02/09/2024
15
FT
FE
Level 2 Traineeship in Children's Care, Learning and Development
Y11108NF1A

Newtownards

02/09/2024
15

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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