Level 2 Diploma in Caring For Children and Young People with Official Certification

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Level 2 Diploma in Caring For Children and Young People with Official Certification

This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Diploma for Caring for Children and Young People – Level 2 is the perfect course for individuals who want to make a career out of being a childcare worker or childminder. It is an introductory qualification that provides in-depth knowledge on how to care for children and young people.

The course covers key features such as how to understand young children’s development, how to safeguard children’s welfare and how to plan a healthy diet. Additionally, the course will give learners the skills to enable children and young people to gain confidence and self-esteem.

The Diploma for Caring for Children and Young People – Level 2 course will give learners the skills to become nursery workers and nannies. Working with children is a huge responsibility and one that must be taken seriously and given careful consideration. The course will equip learners to carry out these responsibilities effectively.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • Gain a clear understanding of the job role as someone caring for children and young people and the responsibilities surrounding this role.
  • Learn how to create a safe and secure environment for children.
  • Promote safety measures and safeguard children from accidents.
  • Gain an understanding of nutrition and healthy and balanced diets for children.
  • Promote health and hygiene in children and young people.
  • Gaining a qualification in learning to care for children will enable individuals to have a career in this field.

Course Curriculum (Type Of Course Material: Text)

Module 1: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

Unit 01 - Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People – Part 1

  1. Best interests
  2. Non-discrimination
  3. Views of the child
  4. Multi-agency working
  5. The community
  6. Safeguarding children’s board
  7. A child in need
  8. E-safety
  9. Mobile phones

Unit 02 - Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People – Part 2

  1. Caring for sick children
  2. Procedures for children with allergies
  3. Procedures for children with allergies
  4. Oral medication
  5. Lifesaving medication & invasive treatments
  6. Procedures for children who are sick or infectious
  7. Reporting of ‘notifiable diseases’
  8. Hiv/aids/hepatitis procedure
  9. Nits and head lice
  10. First aid
  11. Assessing the situation
  12. Assessing the casualty
  13. Breathing for the casualty
  14. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (cpr)
  15. The recovery position
  16. Common injuries, how they are caused and how to treat them
  17. Bleeding
  18. Accidental
  19. Poisoning
  20. Burns or scalds
  21. Falls
  22. Drowning
  23. Allergic
  24. Febrile convulsions
  25. Common illnesses, symptoms and treatment
  26. High temperature
  27. Meningitis
  28. Glass test
  29. Chickenpox
  30. Recording accidents and emergencies
  31. Personal emergency plans - childminders
  32. Personal emergency plan
  33. Emergency procedure
  34. Fire drills and evacuation procedures
  35. Evacuation plan
  36. Security incidents
  37. Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises
  38. Missing children
  39. Missing child

Unit 3 - Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People – Part 3

  1. Types, signs and symptoms of child abuse
  2. Physical abuse
  3. Bruising
  4. Sexual abuse
  5. Emotional abuse
  6. Neglect
  7. Helping children to protect themselves against abuse
  8. Abuse of children with disabilities
  9. Monitoring, assessing and recording abuse
  10. Bullying
  11. The victim
  12. Recognition of bullying
  13. How you can help a child who is being bullied?
  14. Strategies which could be used to help a child who is being bullied
  15. Spotting the signs of bullying
  16. Self-harming
  17. Childminders –protecting yourself when working alone
  18. Why childminders are vulnerable against allegations
  19. How to protect yourself and your family from allegations
  20. Working in partnership with parents
  21. Respecting confidentiality and information sharing

Module 2: The Importance of Play for Early Learning

  1. Introduction
  2. Growth and development
  3. Factors which affect growth and development
  4. Types of play
  5. Exploratory play
  6. Physical play
  7. Imaginative play
  8. Competitive and non-competitive games and activities
  9. Enjoying books and reading
  10. The role of the adult in providing play

Module 3: Use Food And Nutrition Information To Plan A Healthy Diet

  1. Introduction
  2. The main food groups
  3. The eat well plate
  4. Childhood health problems associated with being verweight
  5. Good health and five a day recommendations
  6. Body mass index
  7. Food hygiene and food safety – good hygiene practices in the kitchen
  8. Shopping for food
  9. Best before’ and ‘use by’ dates
  10. Storing food safely’s and don’ts of refridgeration
  11. Food poisoning
  12. Nutrition for children from birth to 16 years–weaning and feeding babies
  13. Breast feeding
  14. Bottle feeding
  15. Healthy eating for children between 1 and 3 years
  16. Healthy eating for pre-school children between 3 and 5 years
  17. Healthy eating for school age children between 6 and 12 years
  18. Healthy eating for teenagers
  19. Key nutrients and vitamins – benefits and limitations of key nutrients
  20. Carbohydrates – macronutrient
  21. Protein – macronutrient
  22. Fats – macronutrient
  23. Minerals – micronutrients
  24. Non-nutrient foods
  25. He balance of good health (bgh)
  26. Improving nutrition and reducing health problems in children
  27. Planning healthy meals and snacks
  28. Seven day menu plan for a child aged eight years
  29. Planning snacks
  30. Digestion - the structure of the digestive system
  31. Changes that occur to food as it passes through the digestive system
  32. Food labels
  33. High, medium and low fat, sugar and salt content
  34. The complexity of food labels
  35. Dietary changes –factors influencing people’s food choices
  36. Barriers to dietary change
  37. Diabetes
  38. Food allergies and intolerances
  39. Identifying help and support
  40. The principles of exercise

Module 4: Young Children's Development

  1. The development of children from birth to six years
  2. Factors influencing a child’s development
  3. Antenatal
  4. Marriage or relationship problems of the child’s parents
  5. The environment the child is brought up in
  6. Any health problems the child may suffer
  7. Inappropriate or inadequate simulation
  8. Learning difficulties
  9. Loss or bereavement of a close family member
  10. Sensory impairment
  11. Behaviour
  12. The basic needs of a child
  13. The role of the key person
  14. Important key terms to remember
  15. Important key terms to remember: ‘the three “r”s’
  16. Working in partnership with professionals
  17. A unique child + positive relationships + enabling environments = learning and development

Module 5: Accident Prevention and Fire Safety When Babysitting

  1. Identifying possible risks in the setting
  2. The hall, stairs and landing
  3. The kitchen
  4. The living room
  5. The bedrooms or sleeping areas
  6. The bathroom and toilet
  7. Risk assessment checklist for the hall, stairs & landing

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Diploma in Caring for Children and Young People Level 2, you will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully , all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-03771

Accredited Body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

What's special about us

  • No Hidden Fees
  • Efficient and effective customer service for all your queries
  • Endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme
  • Get a 30% discount when you pay the full amount at once. This includes the course fee, assessment fee and certificate fee.

Who is this course for?

  • Nursery Workers and Nursery Nurses
  • Child Minder and Nanny
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about how to care for children and young people


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification in any discipline.

Career path

  • Nursery Worker
  • Childcare Worker
  • Aupair
  • Day Care Worker
  • Nanny

Others jobs you can get

  • Child Minder
  • Babysitter
  • Teaching Assistant

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Why can i not see this qualication in the recognized qualifications list when i search for it on Ofqual website?


Kindly note that this course is awarded by ABC Awards which is an Ofqual regulated, leading national awarding body which develops diverse, high-quality vocational qualifications. Course Code: QLS-03771

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Is this course recognized by Ofqual?


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