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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Childrens Social Care Pathway Level 3 (CHD1) Apprenticeship at Barnsley College

Course description

The course provides you with skills and knowledge to support the development of a highly qualified well skilled workforce within the children and young people’s sector, ensuring that children and young people gain the best possible care and support.

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, maths and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)


  • 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

Entry requirements

  • Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age. Some settings require you to have a suitable Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or Childcare and four GCSEs at grade A*-C plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above
  • It is desirable that you have English and maths 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 Barring Service (DBS) check


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.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Further information

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


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They can help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to College • Information about course requirements


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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