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Course overview

This accredited course is intended as a stepping stone for people who want to work with children. By successfully completing this course you will achieve an Level 2 Award in Child Development (AIM Qualification)

Learners will need to have completed the Level 1 Award in Child Development or have previous relevant experience working with children to be eligible to enrol on this course.

By the end of the course, learners should:

  • Understand how social and emotional needs contribute to child development
  • Understand factors that impact on social and emotional development
  • Understand how to support social and emotional development
  • Know about the importance of play for children in their development
  • Understand the purpose of play
  • Know the importance of a curriculum plan in planning play

By successfully completing this course you will achieve an Level 2 Award in Child Development (AIM Qualification)

Assessment is completed via portfolio of written course work.
Learners will need to be able to attend at least 80% of the sessions to complete the portfolio and individual tutorials will be offered during the course.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor, and there is opportunity to meet and socialise with other in the group in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at the information session to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Session details

After you have registered your interest, please check your emails or spam folder for an acknowledgement email from us. You will be contacted before the start of the course with further details.

At the first session, your tutor will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
Please bring a form of photo ID with you to the first session.

Eligibility criteria

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.
If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government but you will be required to make a contribution of £168.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £20,319 per year but still cannot afford to pay for the course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.  

Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

You will need to have completed the Level 1 Award in Child Development to be eligible to enrol on this course or previous experience working with children.

Learners must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2023

Unfortunately you will not be eligible to enrol on this course if you live in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull or Birmingham.

Venue and accessibility

If you have any Covid symptoms, please let your tutor know and do not attend your class until you feel better

The venue has some limited parking with nearby off road parking available.

The building is wheelchair accessible. A café is available with refreshments on site.

Donnington Hub, St Matthews Road, Donnington TF2 7RB

01952 382202


AIM Qualifications

What to Do Next

At the end of the course the tutor will advise you on your next steps into further learning or work opportunities. You can also search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

We offer a wide range of short courses in community centres around Telford and, when you feel ready to take your learning further, there are opportunities to join an accredited course to gain a qualification.

For those looking to work with children, we offer opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2 in community venues across Telford.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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