EYFS Caring for Children and Young People

Here is detailed breakdown for the Early Years pathway within the PLEYSS programme which includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

The Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People gives learners a basic understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. The qualification aims to help learners make an informed choice about working with children and young people.

The qualification consists of three units:

Unit 1 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Unit 2 – Young children’s development
Unit 3 – Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
Unit 4 – Importance of play for early learning
Unit 5 – Respecting and valuing children

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides an opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas: child care and education, babysitting and parenting responsibilities. It contains all the units included in the Level 2 Award in Babysitting and the Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting. Additionally there are units covering learning, development and play.

What is a nested qualification?

This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, Diploma structure. Your tutor can advise more about how this works.

What are the entry requirements?

The eligibility requirements for our programme are – you must be over 16 years of age, unemployed, not currently in education and living in London.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks, course work or methods such as oral questioning.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as this is a knowledge-only qualification.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

As part of the PLEYSS programme we guarantee you an interview with an Early Years employer and/or continued guidance and advice on the next steps in your training.

The Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The objective of the qualification is to benefit learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of Paediatric first aid situations when looking after children. This qualification should prepare learners to develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective first aid to children and infants.

The Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification is aimed at people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to infants and children when dealing with:

An emergency situation
Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
Paediatric injury