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Children and Young People's Work Force at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

The Department for Children and Young People’s Workforce offers students the opportunity to study at Level 2 and Level 3 for a qualification that leads directly into employment. There are specific career pathways into a variety of employment opportunities working with children and young people from birth to nineteen years old. Students have time in work placements to develop the practical skills necessary to work effectively with children, young people, families and professionals, with College based studies to underpin the knowledge requirement for this very important phase of human development.


Students will study theories supporting development, learn how to plan activities and lessons in line with current government guidelines, Health and Safety, Communication skills, Paediatric First Aid, and build up their own professional development portfolio. We expect students to set their own targets, be enthusiastic and committed to their chosen vocation, and to be ambassadors for the Academy. In return the department provide a supportive, dedicated atmosphere in which to work, where equality of opportunity and inclusive education are integral to our course. We have a proven record of success both in employment and university places for our students and welcome those who are looking for a career in working with children and young people.

We can also offer the Extended Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce to those students who wish to continue to University courses such as the BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, or a Degree in Social Work. This qualification attracts UCAS points and includes aspects of study such as research, working with families, the role of policies in children’s settings, the Common Assessment Framework, and many other areas to a higher level.

Alongside assessed units of work there are three extended assessments that are externally marked and attract grading. This is a new and exciting qualification that gives scope for individualised approaches to work and reflects the student’s experience and understanding of a child care or education setting.

Entry requirements

None

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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