Children and Young People Workforce (Social Care) – Level 3 Diploma

  • This qualification is designed to build your knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a wide range of job roles and occupational areas and is spilt into two pathways:

    • Social Care
    • Learning, Development and Support Services

    Who is this course for?

    Anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in the children and young people’s workforce.

    Course duration

    12-18 Months

    Qualifications gained

    CACHE – Children and Young People Workforce – Level 3
    Functional Skills – English, Maths, ICT (as required)

    How to apply

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    Tel: 01909 477669


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  • Course Content

    Mandatory units include:

    • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
    • Understand child and young person development
    • Promote child and young person development
    • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
    • Support children and young people’s health and safety
    • Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
    • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
    • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people

    Students will then be able to select the optional route they wish to study and select multiple optional units which suits their career goals.

    Assessment Type

    It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include:

    • Written Assignments
    • Presentations
    • Direct Observations
    • Reflective Accounts
    • Witness Statements
    • Portfolio

    Progression Opportunities

    The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (90 credits) or a Foundation Degree.

    Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

    • Supporting Teaching and Learning Workers - who visit families of pre-school children at home
    • Foster Carers
    • Children and Families Social Workers
    • Registered Managers of Children's Homes, plus Deputy and Assistant Managers
    • Residential Childcare Workers
    • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers
    • Youth Worker
    • Community Care Officer
    • Professional Assistant
    • Family Centre Worker
  • You will:

    • Level 1 or above achieved at initial assessment in English, maths and ICT.
    • Study maths, ICT and English Functional skills as part of this study programme based on pre-qualifications (Unless you have a Level 4 or above GCSE).
    • Undertake compulsory work placement for 1 day per week within a school setting.
    • Need a DBS clearance.
  • Course Costs

    Aged 16-18
    Tuition is free for students ages 16-18.

    Aged 19+
    Course costs to those aged 19+ will vary and are subject on course duration and type (Award, Certificate, and Diploma).

    Study as an Apprentice
    This course is free to any aged student if studied as part of an apprenticeship. Click here to find out more.

    Additional Financial Support

    Student bursary is available to subsidise learning, travel and food costs to those who are eligible aged 16-18 through a means tested assessment.

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