Childcare and Teacher Training

Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Social Care Pathway) Level 3 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This is a flexible programme and can start at various times throughout the year and will take 16 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Learners will need to be at least 18 years of age
  • Some settings require you to have a suitable Level 2 qualification in health and social care or childcare and five GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • It is desirable that you have maths and English at grade C or above but this is not essential as Functional Skills can be delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme
  • You need to be employed within a health and social care setting or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice
  • As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Last updated: 28th Sep 2017

Course overview

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in the social care sector.

Course content

You will study the units listed below until you reach a minimum of 58 credits. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Math’s and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)Units
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Promote person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
  • Optional units required

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, observations in the workplace and assessment tasks. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

The course is an E-portfolio; (on line portfolio) access to a computer/laptop and internet will be required. If this is not possible, a paper based portfolio could be accessed.

Where will I study?

You will study in the workplace.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Young People’s Services or apply for job roles including:

  • Senior Care Support Workers in Residential Settings
  • Education support workers who visit families of pre-school children in their homes
  • Foster carers
  • Children and family court advisory and support service advisers
  • Progression to further study for youth work
  • Professional assistant in social care
  • Family centre workers
  • Community care officer in social care

 

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £1,995 Full Fee Payable

Extra information

Full Fee Payable

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Social Care Pathway) Level 3 Work-based