Childcare and Teacher Training

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Level 2 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts on Monday 17 April 2023 and runs for 10 weeks. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 19 or above. No previous formal qualifications are required.

You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Course overview

This qualification is ideal if you want to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences and pursue a career in the Childcare and Education industry.

Course content

This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) relevant to your current or future roles and will equip you with basic understanding of techniques for preventing and addressing ACEs in practice.

The qualification focuses on the 0-8 age range. You should cover the full range of ages but focus on their own experience/age group as appropriate to your current job role or interests.

As part of this course you will study the following units:

  • Exploring childhood and family structures
  • Introduction to adverse childhood experiences
  • Understanding strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences

You will be assessed by completing course work and assignments set by your tutor.

You will need to provide writing materials and stationery, a folder and a USB stick. Having access to a computer (computers can be accessed in College) would also be useful but it is not essential.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could progress to our Access to Higher Education courses including Access to Childcare and Access to Health and Social Care.

You might also want to complete more short courses on offer such as:

  • Understanding Behavior that Challenges
  • Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Understanding Equality and Diversity


How much does the course cost?

This course is fully funded. This means there is no cost to you.

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

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

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

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Level 2 Certificate Part-time

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