Course Overview

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. 


Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 11 mandatory units below, and three optional units chosen by your tutor, these units are assessed on knowledge (by your tutor in college) and skills (by your assessor in work placement.
  •   Introduction to communication in children’s and young people’s settings
  •  Introduction to personal development in children’s and young people’s settings
  •  Introduction to equality and inclusion in children’s and young people’s settings
  • Child and young person development
  • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people
  • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
  • Contribute to the support of child and young person development
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • ·Maintain and support relationships with children and young people. 



Entry Requirements

GCSE English and mathematics at Grade D/3/L1

English and/or Mathematics will not be included in your timetable, but should be enrolled on additionally alongside your course.


To apply contact Forster College, or pop in and see us at Reception.


Fourth Floor, City Training Services, 39/41 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5BY


Call: 01274 765272

Email: [email protected]



How Will I Learn?

The course will run for one year (1 year and a day if on an apprenticeship) and will include one day in college to complete the knowledge requirements.


Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].