The aim of the OCN NI Level 2 Award, Certificate in Early Years Learning, Care and Development qualification is to allow learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for working in the area of early years. The OCN NI Level 2 Award, Certificate in Early Years Learning, Care and Development qualifications enable learners to:
- develop their knowledge and understanding of child development and growth, learning through play and how meeting the needs of individual children will support their development, play and learning
- apply their knowledge and skills for a career in the early years setting
- develop the essential skills and attributes valued by employers and further/higher education
- develop Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT competences together with key transferable and thinking skills
Is this the right course for me?
The OCN NI Level 2 Award, Certificate in Early Years Learning, Care and Development is particularly suitable for those who want to progress to further/higher study or employment within the early years sector. It will enable learners to progress to other Level 2 child development and well-being qualifications or to higher-level qualifications within the early years sector or into employment.
- Work placement of 6 hours per week minimum in an Early Years setting.
- Learners must have a level of skill required at Key Stage 4 (up to GCSE or equivalent) in the following areas:
The course will have a combined delivery of online tutorials and face-to-face classes. To achieve the OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Early Years Learning, Care and Development the learner must successfully complete 2 mandatory units plus a minimum of 9 units from any other optional units for a total of 15 credits. Assessment will be a mix of written assignment tasks, workplace observations and reflective activities.