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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Key course information

Early Years


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences is to give you specialist knowledge to support your work within the health and social care sectors.This qualification aims to focus on the study of adverse childhood experiences in the health and social care sectors and to offer you a breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge. The objective of this qualification is to give you specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with adverse childhood experiences.

What will I learn?

On this course, you will learn explore childhood and family structures whilst also exploring adverse childhood experiences and understanding potential outcomes for children enduring these adverse childhood experiences.

You will also develop your understanding of the role of the practitioner in supporting children impacted by adverse childhood experiences and develop strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences.

The 3 units for this course are as follows:
- Exploring childhood and family structures
- Introduction to adverse childhood experiences
- Understand strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year in order to undertake this qualification. You should also have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.

Learners cannot be enrolled onto this, or any other, distance learning courses if they are already on a course, they receive funding for (such as an apprenticeship or diploma).

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment requirements: portfolio of evidence is internally assessed and moderated, and then externally moderated.

This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor. You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit. Once work is submitted this is automatically sent to your assessor for marking.

Additional Costs and Information

All learners must attend an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course. A member of the team will contact you upon your registration to organize this. The session will cover all paperwork for the course and an opportunity to receive workbooks for the course to work from.

The course is free to enrol on, however, if a learner wishes to be withdrawn from the course at any point, or fails to submit their work in within the allotted time given to them by their assessor, they will be charged a £115 fee. This is explained to learners at their induction.

We now require all learners to submit unit 1 within the first month of their enrolment onto the course, otherwise they risk being withdrawn from the course and charged the £115 fee.

The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 3 months.

Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care • Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

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