Apprenticeship QCF Level 3 Health & Social Care Children & Young People

QCF Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce

What is an Apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship at Level 3 consists of 5 qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma’s in Children and Young People`s Workforce or the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care

Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT, English & Maths

Unit on Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

 

Setting:

Suitable residential child care workers or officers, senior support workers or workers in child care community settings e.g family centres, foster carers.

 

Role:

 

  • Promote the development of children and young people.
  • Promote multi agency working
  • Building positive relationships with children and young people
  • Achieving positive outcomes
  • Promote and support health & safety

 

Structure of Qualifications:

The Diploma in Children and Young People`s Workforce is the occupational competence qualification that learners are required to achieve to practice or achieve promotion in non residential child care services. Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care is required for residential child care.Both qualifications consists of units reflecting the variety of roles and tasks learners carryout in the workplace. Learners have to complete core mandatory units and have a choice of optional units.

Functional Skills ICT, English and maths is assessed by written examinations in each subject and an observation of spoken english. Learners are given access to on line learning and are supported by their assessor in developing their skills and preparing for exams

Programme Delivery

All learners receive one to one assessment in the workplace, arranging meetings with their assessor with line manager approval. The length of programme is 12 months.

 

Diploma in Children and Young People`s Workforce Level 3

The Diploma is made of units with different credit value and learners need to achieve 65 credits to be awarded a Diploma, approximately 21 units. All learners will complete the mandatory core units and then a range of optional units that reflect their service area and work role.

 

Structure of Diploma

 

  • Group A is made up of 11mandatory units.

 

  • Group D is for social care and consists of 3 units

 

  • Group F provides the opportunity to take a variety of competence units that reflect job roles.

 

Core Units Group A Mandatory units

The Core units cover principles, values and practice common to all settings.

 

051Promote communication in Children and Young People`s settings care
052Engage in personal development in Children and Young People`s settings
053Promote equality and inclusion in Children and Young People`s 
054Principles for implementing duty of care in Children and Young People`s
022 Understand Children and Young People`s development
024 Promote Children and Young People`s development
025 Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of Children and Young People
027Support Children and Young People`s health &   safety 
028Develop positive relationships with Children and Young People 
029Working together for the benefit of Children and Young People 
030Understand how to achieve positive outcomes for Children and Young People`

 

Social Care Pathway

Group D

 

069Assessment and planning with Children and Young People 
070 Promote the wellbeing and resilience of Children and Young People
071 Professional practice in Children and Young People settings

 

Group F

081Support disabled Children and Young People 
084Support Children or Young People in their Own Home 
097Support positive practice with Children and Young People with speech, language and communication needs
115 Promote positive behaviour
116 Support the use of medication in social care settings
035Understand with speech, language and communication needs of Children and Young People with social and emotional difficulties

 

Diploma for Residential Childcare

 

The Diploma is made of units with different credit value and learners need to achieve 61 credits to be awarded a Diploma, approximately 19 units. All learners will complete the mandatory core units and then optional units that reflect their service area and work role.

 

Structure of Diploma

 

The diploma consists of 16 mandatory units, 53 credits in total. The remaining 8 credits are picked from the optional units.

 

301 Understand the development of children and young people in residential childcare

302 Understand how to safeguard and protect children and young people in residential care

303 Understand how to support children and young people who have experienced harm or abuse

304 Promote effective communication and information handling in residential childcare

305 Support risk management in residential childcare

306 Assessment and planning with children and young people in residential childcare

307 Support group living in residential childcare

308 Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people in residential care

309 Support attachment and positive relationships for children and young people

310 Support the well-being and resilience of children and young people in residential care

311 Support children and young people in residential childcare to achieve their learning

Potential

312 Support children and young people in residential childcare to manage their health

313 Support the development of socially aware behaviour with children and young people

314 Engage in professional development

315 Support the rights, diversity and equality of children and young people in

316 Participate in teams to benefit children and young people in residential childcare

 

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