Children and Young People's Workforce Diploma, Level 3

part time, day or evening - CACHE

Level 3

Who is this course for?

If you are aged 19 upwards and wish to be qualified to work in a supervisory role in childcare, this course could be ideal for you. It covers care of children from birth to 19 years.

Formal Entry Requirements

You will need a current childcare qualification at Level 2, whilst experience of working within the sector would be desirable. Applicants will need to achieve Level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy at assessment.

What does the course involve?

The programme covers a wide range or topics that includes:
Topics include:
• Communication in health, social care or children and young people's settings
• Equality and inclusion
• Personal development
• Child and young person development
• Safeguarding
• Supporting positive children and young people's positive behaviour
• Paediatric first aid, illness and injury.

Much of the course is focused on putting ideas into practice, so you will need to be employed within the sector or attend a childcare placement for a minimum of 12 hours per week.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is conducted formally within the work placement through direct observation. Tasks and projects will also be set in order to successfully complete a professional portfolio.

Where can I go next?

Following successful completion, you can work in a supervisory capacity as a learning support practitioner, childcare practitioner, youth support worker, or behaviour and education support team member. Students who are employed and are over 21 could be considered for the Foundation Degree in Early Years.