Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Young People’s Workforce
What is this for?
This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years old. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split into two pathways:
- Social Care
- Learning and Development Support Services
What will I study?
The Diploma Level 3 is split into 2 pathways the qualification is made up of mandatory units and optional units.The total minimum credit value needed to achieve the qualification is 65 credits. 40 Credits from the Mandatory units A and B and 25 Credits from the Optional Units
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 16 years old. A minimum of 2 years working experience as a practitioner or a Level 2 Certificate in Childcare
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and young people’s workforce
- DBS is required
- Interview and assessment
- Agreement of applicants employer
The Core Mandatory Units:
- Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or in Children and Young People's settings
- Engage in personal development in Health, Social Care or in Children and Young People's settings
- Promote equality and inclusion in Health, Social Care or in Children and Young People's settings
- Principles for implementing duty of care in Health, Social Care or in Children and Young People's settings
- Understanding the stages of the development of children and young people
- How to promote child and young person development
- Understand how to safeguard the well-being 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
Only one pathway can be chosen but all units within the pathway must be achieved:
Social Care Pathway Units
Learning, Development and Support Services pathway Units
- Assessment and planning with children and young people
- Promote the well-being and resilience of children and young people
- Professional practice in children and young people's social care
- Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives
- Professional practice in learning, development and support services
- Support children and young people to achieve their education potential
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in the children and young people's
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show
competence in both knowledge and skills.
For those learners who have no previous experience of working with children and young
people, it is recommended that 400 hours be spent in a Real Work Environment