This course will be completed via distance learning; initial contact will be made to the college and a learning pack supplied to complete. Contact will be made with your assessor via e-mail or telephone. On enrolling you will be given a completion date for final submission of the work towards your qualification. This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
You will learn about the legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines that regulate safeguarding and the importance of e-safety. You will also consider what to do if children are injured or taken ill in a setting, including appropriate responses to emergency situations. Consideration will be given to the correct procedures to follow if you suspect a child is at risk of, or being, abused, harmed or bullied.
Experience of the health and social care sector is desirable however. This course is also ideal for anyone interested in the field of Health and Social care or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to study away from college.
A portfolio of evidence will be produced to meet the learning outcomes expected in the qualification. These will be returned to college via e-mail by the candidate and feedback will be returned in the same way.
This qualification aims to assess the development of skills and knowledge relating to the children and young people’s workforce and will provide progression to the early learning and childcare, social care and learning development and support services workforces.
The objective of this qualification is to confirm competence under supervision in these areas where appropriate and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at level 3 and above (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector.