Children and Young People's Workforce (Social Care) - Level 3
Course Code: SC2FE219
This qualiﬁcation provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children aged 5 – 19 years.
This course is designed specifically for adult learners who are either already working or are able to volunteer in a children’s social care environment. It will support you to gain employment and/or further your career working with children aged 5 – 19 years an/or working with families.
Within this course, not only will you gain a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce you will also gain a wide variety of skills that will support you in your career. You will acquire a bank of knowledge relevant to your role and also learn a range of strategies surrounding communication, behaviour management, team work, management and leadership. You will be supported to develop your own learning strategies, including computer literacy, academic literacy and referencing skills - all of which will then support you should you wish to progress into Higher Education and degree courses.
All classes are taught by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in the sector. All tutors engage in regular updating of skills within the industry and research to ensure currency of practice and information.
The part time programme design means that our provision is ideal for adults wishing to embark on a career change but who have other employment or family commitments. The choice of class times is designed to accommodate family life.
The College offers excellent progression opportunities into Higher Education and relevant Foundation Degree programmes which are in turn endorsed by local providers who are keen to encourage employees to further their knowledge and academic journey.
In order to access this course the following entry requirements must be met:
Written confirmation from a suitable placement that they are willing to provide you with a placement on a weekly basis for the full duration of the course
You may be able to join the course with a prior relevant qualification but some experience in a placement is recommended.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College for a 3 hour session each week (6 pm – 9 pm) on Thursdays during term time from September to until June. These sessions will include group delivery and group activities and discussions with 1-1 support also provided. You will be assigned a group tutor who will support you in the collation of your written evidence and an assessor who will attend your placement and assess your competence in the workplace. It is anticipated that your assessor will conduct a minimum of 3 workplace assessments and that you will also undergo professional discussions with your assessor
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.