There are many factors that can impact on children and young people at different stages of their development. It is important to understand what these factors are, as well as the ways in which children and young people’s development can be enhanced through activity and interaction.

Throughout this qualification, you will explore how children’s development can be influenced by factors such as nutrition, and gain an understanding of the various safeguarding responsibilities of those who care for children and young people. You will also discover the importance of activities, play and interaction, and learn how to contribute positively to the development of children and young people at different stages.

Who is suitable?

This course is suitable for anyone currently working with, or intending to work with, children and young people, or anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of care for these age groups. The qualification can also be used to complement a personal or voluntary role working with children and young people.

What you will learn?

This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Young children’s development
Unit 2: The value of play to young children
Unit 3: Importance of play for early learning
Unit 4: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Unit 5: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet


  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve your care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have
    the support needed to succeed.