Children's Care Learning & Development Level 3

Course Description

This qualification  will provide a broad understanding of the children and young people’s sector and to develop and enhance the practical skills and knowledge required; enable learners to make an informed assessment of their own aptitude for work in this sector and to make informed decisions about careers; encourage learners to reach a level of knowledge and skills that will facilitate progress into further vocational learning or to potential employment in the sector • encourage learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process ; allow learners to learn, develop and practice selected skills required for progression in the sector.

Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development – minimum 49 credits

                                   

Mandatory Units include:

 

Unit 11– Level 3 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings.

 

Unit 1 – Level 3 Understand Child and Young Person Development.                                    

Unit 3 – Level 3 Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.

Unit 7- Level 3 Understand how to Support positive Outcomes for Children and Young People.

Unit 8– Level 3 Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings.

Unit 9– Level 3 Engage in Person Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings.

Unit 10– Level 3 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings.

Unit 2- Level 3 Promote Child and Young Person Development.

Unit 4– Level 3 Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety.

Unit 5 – Level 3 Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in Their Care.

Optional units – to be arranged

 

Duration

12 - 24 months depending on course and individual circumstances

 

Assessment

Oral and written unit assessments through student portfolio with practical vocational observation by a qualified Assessor; Witness Testimonies and Professional Discussion.

 

Entry Requirements

Aged 16 – 17 years old Or Young person with a disability and be under 22 years old, Or Young person who qualifies under the Children (Leaving Care) Act (NI) (2002) and who is under 24 years old.

18 – 24 years old working 21 hrs or above in a relevant job role

All aged groups, must be employed or working voluntary in a relevant job role

 

Progression Routes

Students can progress to higher education, it also provides opportunities for progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development – Advanced Practice (Wales and Northern Ireland) and other related qualifications in the sector.

Job Roles within the Childcare Industry

There are a vast majority of roles that childcare lead to, for example; Care Worker • Childminder • Early Years Practitioner • Nursery Nurse

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