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Caring for Children (Level 2)



Endorsed Qualfication through the Focus Awards Focus on Quality Provision (FQP), the Caring for Children course is an ideal introduction for anyone considering a career in the childcare or social care sectors. It is also an ideal choice for individuals seeking to develop effective parenting and life skills.

With a strong focus on practical modules and the essential aspects of childcare, this course will equip you with the essential knowledge required to develop personally and professionally. It will also enhance your long-term professional prospects.


The Caring for Children course covers 9 practical and stimulating units. You can view an overview of these units by clicking on the ‘Snapshot’ tab at the top. Developed specifically to equip students with a solid understanding of childcare, this course will advance not only your professional prospects, but also your understanding of parenting, caring and child development.

Starting with core units focused on childrens’ wellbeing, nutrition and development, you will explore what constitutes effective and positive care. The understanding you develop from these units will complement the later modules, which cover areas such as the importance of engaging children with activities, risk assessment and caring for children in a babysitting environment, as well as your rights and responsibilities to those children.

This course is an ideal entry programme, and is well suited to students seeking to start or advance their career in this industry. The knowledge and skills gained through this course also make it an ideal platform for progression into study at a higher level.


The Caring for Children Course has no set entry requirements, and is open to all students who have an interest in this area of study.

As long as you have a basic standard of education, you will find this course incredibly stimulating and rewarding. To ensure you get the most out of your time with us, you will be sent a comprehensive study guide. Your tutor will also be on hand to offer any support you may need.


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£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £279

£279 - all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £279 (approx)

£93 deposit followed by £93 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:

  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hourse

Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

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