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Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Pre-Access to Health, Childcare and Education Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts in September with the opportunity to join throughout the year (November & March) and will run for 36 weeks. You will attend college Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.

Entry requirements

Students should be at least 19 years old. There are no other entry requirements.

You will achieve

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in a range of units:

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and Prevent
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that challenges
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Course overview

This course is designed for those aged 19 or over, who would like to return to education and have a genuine interest in working in the health or childcare sector.  The course will prepare you to progress to higher-level courses in relevant subject areas.

Course content

Modules to be studied are:

  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
  • Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Understanding Behaviour that challenges
  • Counselling Skills
  • Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

You will also have the opportunity to study either Functional Skills or GCSE Mathematics and English.

You will be assessed by online course work and exams in English and Maths.

You will need stationery, a USB stick and a folder.

You could progress onto one of our Access to Higher Education programmes.

How much does the course cost?

This course may be FREE to you subject to eligibility criteria. Funding is available for those claiming benefits or on a low wage. (Eligibility criteria applies.)

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Childcare: Pre-Access to Health, Childcare and Education Level 2 Part-time

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