Children and Young People's Workforce (Social Care) - Level 3

Course Code: SC1FE391


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Start DateLocationDuration
21/09/2021Bispham Campus1 YearApply
21/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Social Care) will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years.

It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas - including those in social care settings and offers a wealth of career opportunities; this can include working in youth groups, after school groups, groups with vulnerable children, pastoral roles in schools or family support workers. This qualification will not only support employment opportunities, but also the possibility of progressing on to the Family Support and Wellbeing Foundation Degree or the Youth Studies Foundation Degree.

You will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement in a childcare setting as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. 

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 35 weeks with 5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions.

The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.  You will also be assigned a college assessor, to assist in completion of the observations and discussions that take place within your placement setting. 

Entry Requirements

You must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

You will need a placement in a non-school setting, working with children aged 5-19 years or with families to be arranged before enrolling and to continue for the duration of your course. This should be for a minimum of 4 hours a week.  

You must have also completed either a childcare related Level 2 qualification or have a minimum of 6 months experience working or volunteering in a childcare environment. 

Qualification Obtained

Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 5 hours a week for 35 weeks (term time only) from the course start date.  Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. 

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

You will also have the opportunity to attend 6 additional seminars throughout the year. One of these will be with your assessor and will support you with your longitudinal study and assessments with the others  providing opportunity for extended study and degree preparation. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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