An angaging, accessible and assessment-focussed approach to the 2010 specification clearly presenting information to students on what they need to know and what they need to be able to do to achieve the qualification
The Collins Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2 sets out the core units in clear, easily navigable spreads - each of which focusses closely on what students need to know and do to pass the qualification.
Content is clearly delivered with step-by-step guidance for the student with ready-to-use assessment tasks for both knowledge and work-based evidence. These are broken down into what is required for students to pass: what they need to know (knowledge) and what they need to do (competence). These are be linked directly to getting students the number of credits they need.
There are also a number of engaging case studies to ensure that the books are rooted in real experiences of working in childcare, linking the theory to good practice.
1. Introduction to communication in health and social care or children's and young people's settings2. Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings3. Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children and young people's settings4. Contribute to children and young people's health and safety5. Child and young person development6. Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people7. Maintain and support relationships with children and young people8. Support children and young people's positive behaviour9. Contribute to the support of children and young person development10. Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people11. Understanding partnership working in services for children and young people12. Paediatric emergency first aid13. Managing paediatric illness and injury
Janet Stearns is a qualified nurse, midwife, health visitor, teacher and play therapist.She has over 25 years experience in teaching childcare in colleges and is an experienced examiner and external moderator for childcare qualifications.She currently provides professional development and training for practitioners in children's services and works both as a university lecturer and a consultant for developing new childcare qualifications. Mark Walsh is a registered nurse and a qualified teacher. Mark has taught academic and employment-based courses to health and social care, nursing and child care students in a number of further and higher education institutions. He is an experienced writer of textbook, teacher support and distance learning learning materials and has worked as a moderator, principal examiner and chair of examiners for major awarding bodies. Mark currently tutors for The Open University and provides mental health training and support for tutors and students in further and higher education.