Course Title Child Development and Safeguarding (Level 2 Units)
Code 69

Overview of the Course

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.

What topics will I study?

This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of child and young person development and the factors, including transitions, which may affect development.

  • Know the main stages of child and young person development.

  • Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development.

  • Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

  • Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.

  • Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures

  • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied.

Who is this course aimed at?

It is appropriate for anyone who wants to work, or has just started to work in the children and young people’s workforce.


It is an excellent starting point and will prepare students for further study should you wish to progress.

What are the entry requirements?

You will be asked to complete an initial assessment when you attend your enrolment. A minimum of Level 1 is required in Maths and English to enrol on this course or successful completion of the Level 1 Award in an Introduction to Childcare


2 weeks


26th, 27th September and 3rd, 4th October 2018 
28th, 29th November and 5th, 6th December 2018 
23rd, 24th and 30th, 31st January 2019   
6th, 7th and 13th, 14th March 2019   
1st, 2nd and 8th, 9th May 2019    
5th, 6th and 12th, 13th June  2019


Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30 – 3.00 pm (with ½ hour lunch)


Cost if not eligible for funding £160 (£70 for Child Development, £95 for Safeguarding)

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