The Children and Young People’s Workforce course would suit you if you are currently working in a role where you carry out regular child observations and deliver planned activities for children under 5 years. This course is ideal if you want to learn how to promote a child’s physical, emotional and social development.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone aged 19+ who wants to work or is already working
This can either be in a paid role or a voluntary capacity.
You should have a Level 2 Diploma or equivalent in childcare or health and care and be able to demonstrate a good underpinning knowledge of the sector. Occasionally we accept applicants who do not have any prior qualifications, but who have at least one year’s work or voluntary experience in the childcare sector at a level where they may be working on their own or supervising others.
You will need to take an initial assessment English and Mathematics test.
You must achieve a minimum of 65 credits to achieve this qualification. Some units are mandatory and some you may choose with the agreement of your employer and assessor. Your assessor will go through these units with you in more detail and discuss how the credits work so you may achieve your qualification successfully. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess you to ensure you meet the minimum national standards.
Most of the knowledge you will learn in the classroom in college. Some may also be delivered online.
What will I study?
- Promoting children’s welfare and wellbeing in the early years
- Professional practice in early years settings
- Supporting children’s speech, language and communication
- Promoting learning and development in the early years
- Promote children’s and young people’s development
- Support children and young people’s health and safety
- Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
- Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
- Understand children and young people’s development
- Context and principles for early years provision
Optional units may include:
- Physical and creative play activity planning
- Promoting the well-being and resilience of children and young people
- Meeting the physical and nutritional needs of young children
You will need to obtain a current paediatric first aid certificate if you do not already have one. This can be undertaken at the college.
Personal learning and thinking skills
Evidence will be collected to show that you have acquired the following skills: creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learning, self-management, teamwork and effective participation. You will be required to keep an ongoing reflective journal for the duration of the course.
What can I do after the Children and Young People’s Workforce level 3?
Successful completion of your course will enable you to progress in your career to a role such as a nursery supervisor, nursery manager, preschool manager or coordinator. You will also have the opportunity to go to university.
What are some examples of suitable work placement settings for students?
Placement is a crucial element of the learner’s journey. Listed below are some examples of appropriate settings which could support learners:
- Nursery nurse
- Foster Carers
- Social Workers
- Registered Managers of Children’s Homes
- Residential Childcare Workers
- Youth Worker
- Community Care Officer
- Professional Assistant
- Family Centre Worker
Start dates: September, January and April
Saturday 11 to 1 pm (online).
|Course length:||6 months|
|Class size:||Max 10 (average class size 4-7)|
Level 3: £1200 or 24+ Advanced Learner Loan.
More information at the reception of the college.