Business Admin

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN STUDYING THIS COURSE?

Level 2 will help you gain practical know-how in providing routine and more complex administrative support.

At Levels 3 and 4, you can build on your achievements to gain greater technical and managerial skills, as well as supervising others and contributing to the wider strategy of your organisation or department.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS LEAD TO?

A qualification in Business Administration can help you succeed in a support role in any size or type of organisation. These roles include:

  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Personal assistant
  • Office supervisor team leader
  • Manager

WHAT IS INVOLVED WITH DELIVERING THIS COURSE?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

They can be delivered in the workplace, or in a simulated working environment.
To deliver these qualifications you need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment, and the resources they need to complete all aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

L2 IT Users  

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN STUDYING THIS COURSE?

A Level 2 user can make use of predefined or commonly used IT tools for activities that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar, they will be able to devise solutions to use IT tools to improve productivity. Any aspect that is unfamiliar will require support and advice from other people.
An activity will typically be ‘non-routine or unfamiliar’ because:

  • The task or context is likely to require some preparation, clarification or research (to separate the components and to identify what factors need to be considered, for example, time available, audience needs, accessibility of source, types of content, message and meaning) before an approach can be planned; and
  • The techniques required will involve a number of steps and at times be non-routine or unfamiliar.
    For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS LEAD TO?
This qualification could help you get a job in areas such as:

  • Assistant application specialist
  • Business administrator
  • Social media/digital marketing assistant
  • Web development assistant
  • Software help desk assistant

L2/L3 Social Media and Digital Marketing

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN STUDYING THIS COURSE?

The Level 3 Diplomas assess learners to ensure they understand social media and digital marketing as a competitive business tool and how these tools and skills can be utilised proactively and constructively. The diplomas include units to cover a range of knowledge and skills to fully understand the impact and power of social media and digital marketing in this current age.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS LEAD TO?

  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Online Marketing Manager
  • Communications Officer
  • PR
  • Advertising
  • Digital Account Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Web developer
  • Web analyst
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Enterprise Developer
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Enterprise Developer

Health and Social Care

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN STUDYING THIS COURSE?

Level 2 will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you’re already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

You complete nine core units at level 2:

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and s

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS LEAD TO?

This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:

  • residential care
  • community and primary care
  • acute health environments (eg hospitals)
  • domiciliary services (home care / home help)
  • supported living projects
  • community-based care
  • private care for a person or family.
  • Social care settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Childcare

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN STUDYING THIS COURSE?

These qualifications are designed for learners who want to  develop a career as a childminder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager.
You’ll need to be working or volunteering in a child care role – but other than that, these qualifications are suitable for anyone starting their first child care job or already managing a child care centre.
Available to deliver in the following:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

Level 2 will suit you if you work, or are about to work, in a supporting role as a nursery assistant, Crèche worker or special educational needs assistant. You want to work with children, but you’ll generally work under supervision.
Depending where you live, you choose from three qualifications at Level 2:

  • Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)
  • Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (NI)
  • Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland).

The certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is a generic qualification that will be relevant across the Children and Young People’s Workforce in England. It is mapped to the CWDC Induction Standards and the Children’s Care Learning and Development National Occupational Standards. To achieve the certificate you must gain a minimum of 35 credits; 29 credits will come from the mandatory group of units and 6 credits from the optional, group B units.

The certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development meets the 22 credits level 2 qualification requirement of the Steps to Work (S2W) Programme, as laid down by the Department of Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI). To achieve the certificate you must gain 9 credits from the mandatory units, 13 credits form the optional groups OA and OB, of which at least 5 but no more than 7 credits must come from group OA.

The diploma is designed to guide you through the development of knowledge and skills relating to Children’s Care, Learning and Development. This qualification confirms occupational competence in these areas. You must gain a minimum of 39 credits to achieve the diploma.
For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
All the Level 2 and 3 qualifications, apart from the Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, will form part of an apprenticeship.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS LEAD TO?

  • Nursery nurse
  • Childminder
  • SureStart worker
  • Special Educational Needs assistant
  • Child care centre manager
  • Preschool advisor.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN STUDYING THIS COURSE?

Learners interested in the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (Work Based) will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including that they can support and promote children’s early education and development, plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school, make accurate and productive use of assessment, develop effective and informed practice, safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children, work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals.
Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Early Years and Childcare (540) will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Compulsory topics include:

  • child development
  • professional development
  • safeguarding children
  • diversity, equality and inclusion
  • positive behaviour and transitions
  • working in partnership
  • promoting children’s speech, language and communication
  • theories underpinning practice
  • supporting children’s activities.

Learners interested in the Advanced Technical Extended Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (1080) will complete the following mandatory topics:

  • child development
  • professional development
  • safeguarding children
  • diversity, equality and inclusion
  • positive behaviour and transitions
  • working in partnership
  • promoting children’s speech, language and communication
  • theories underpinning practice
  • supporting children’s activities
  • reflect on practice and learning to improve quality of setting
  • introduction into research in the early years practice
  • understanding contemporary society
  • contemporary theories and thinking in early years
  • explore models of partnership with parents
  • supporting children’s literacy, reading and writing skills
  • supporting children’s numeracy skills
  • innovative practice to support children’s play and creativity
  • developing leadership skills
  • supporting children with additional needs and disability in the early years
  • working

In addition to completing the mandatory topics, learners will also select one optional unit from the following three:

  • preparing for employment in the early years sector
  • technology in the early years setting
  • support children in early years settings acquiring a language

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS LEAD TO?

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Early Years and Childcare (540) could lead to employment in supervised roles within the statutory, private, voluntary and independent early years and childcare sector in England, including assistant practitioner roles in day nurseries, nursery schools and preschools.

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (Work Based)  and the  Advanced Technical Extended Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (180)are the recognised qualification for candidates wanting to work as Early Years Educators in England.
The content in the mandatory units fully meets the qualification criteria for qualifications for Early Years Educators set by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). The NCTL is responsible for defining the full and relevant qualifications that staff included in the specified ratios must hold.

These qualification criteria set out the minimum requirements for what an Early Years Educator should know, understand and be able to do, to be considered qualified to support young children from 0 to 5 years old.

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