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Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship Level 3 at Red Tape Central

Course description

This course is designed for apprentices to further develop skills obtained in prior learning.

Ideally working on their own or supervising others, prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position whereby they would be able to demonstrate the competencies required. Often working in a supervisory role within a nursery/early learning and childcare setting, providing care for young children.

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 and is spilt into two pathways:

•Social Care
•Learning, Development and Support Services

Course content

The level 3 Children and young peoples workforce qualification is made up of a number of units including;

Mandatory 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
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people

Optional Units:

  • Lead and manage a community based early years setting
  • Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills
  • Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
  • Work with parents, families and carers to support their children’s speech, language and communication development

Entry requirements

Maths and English grade D/5+ or above along with previous experience and qualifications from an appropriate childcare environment.


The apprenticeship qualifications are assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods.

This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Future opportunities

Completing this apprenticeship can provide further opportunities in a wide range of careers including;

• Supporting Teaching and Learning Workers - who visit families of pre-school children at home 
• Foster Carers 
• Children and Families Social Workers 
• Registered Managers of Children's Homes, plus Deputy and Assistant Managers 
• Residential Childcare Workers 
• Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers 
• Youth Worker 
• Community Care Officer 
• Professional Assistant 
• Family Centre Worker

Further information

For further information please contact;

Gareth Urwin

Programme Manager

Sheffield City Council

01142 296183

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: 12 January 2018
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