This course is suitable for anyone currently working with or intending to work, with children and young people or anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of care for these age groups. The qualification can also be used to complement a personal or voluntary role working with children and young people. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for further learning or training and or develop knowledge required for entry level job roles working with children and young people. It is not necessary to have formally studied this subject prior to enrolling on this course, although you may have done an introductory course or have some experience of this subject.
You will need good IT skills and access to a computer, laptop, or table, with regular and reliable internet connection. This can be at home, work or a library. You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk.
There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required and intend to sit the examination if applicable. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this: www.skillsandlearningace.com/toolbox/
English language and Maths skills at Level 1 are required. You will be asked to complete an online assessment in English after submitting a course application or as part of an enrolment session.