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NCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workplace at Be Totally You

Course description

This qualification aims to assess the development of skills and knowledge relating to the children and young people’s workforce and will provide progression to the Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care and Learning Development and Support Services workforces.

The objective of this qualification is to confirm competence under supervision in these areas where appropriate and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at Level 3 and above (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector.

Course content

To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits.

27 credits must be achieved by completing the 11 mandatory units, then select the pathway units of which 13 credits must be achieved.  There are two different pathways for the qualification: Social Care (SC) and Learning, Development and Support Services (LDSS).

The remaining credits must be achieved from the optional units.

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
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Develop positive relationship with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people

Social Care Pathway Mandatory Units:

  • Assessment and planning with children and young people
  • Professional practice in children and young people’s social care
  • Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people

 

Learning, Development and Support Services Pathway Mandatory Units:

  • Support children and young people to achieve their education potential
  • Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives
  • Professional Practice in learning, development and support services

 

Optional Units:

To achieve the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

Work placement/experience requirements

This is a competence based qualification so there is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment.

Simulation is not allowed.

Those learners who are employed in the children and young people’s workforce will be able to use their ongoing experience in their work environment. This will enable them to achieve the skills and competence required to meet the assessment criteria of the qualification or units they are undertaking.

For those learners who have no previous experience of working with children and young people, awarding organisations, in partnership with CWDC recommend that 400 hours are spent in a Real Work Environment:

Learners could do this through regular placement opportunities, block weeks or a combination of both.

  • Enable parents to develop ways of handling relationships and behaviour that contribute to everyday life with children
  • Engage young parents in supporting their children’s development
  • Engage fathers in their children’s early learning
  • Work with parents to meet their children’s needs
  • Engage parents in their children’s early learning
  • Work with babies and young children to promote their development and learning
  • Develop interviewing skills for work with children and young people
  • Caseload management
  • Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
  • Support children and young people to have positive relationships
  • Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
  • Coordinate special educational needs provision
  • Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage
  • Care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children
  • Support speech, language and communication development
  • Work with parents, families and carers to support their children’s speech, language and communication development
  • Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
  • Support the speech, language and communication development of children who are learning more than one language
  • Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills
  • Lead and manage a community based early years setting
  • Support children or young people in their own home
  • Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills
  • Support care within fostering services for vulnerable children and young people
  • Improving the attendance of children and young people in statutory education
  • Facilitate the learning and development of children and young people through mentoring
  • Support the referral process for children and young people
  • Understand how to set up a home based childcare service
  • Support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements
  • Promote creativity and creative learning in young children
  • Support young people to develop, implement and review a plan of action
  • Provide information and advice to children and young people
  • Support young people to move towards independence and manage their lives
  • Support the creativity of children and young people
  • Work with children and young people in a residential care setting
  • Context and principles for early years provision
  • Promote learning and development in the early years
  • Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years
  • Professional practice in early years settings
  • Support children’s speech, language and communication
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Support use of medication in social care settings
  • Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives
  • Professional practice in learning, development and support services
  • Assessment and planning with children and young people
  • Professional practice in children and young people’s social care
  • Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people
  • Support young people who are looked after or are leaving care
  • Support young people who are socially excluded or excluded from school
  • Support young people with mental health problems
  • Support young people in relation to sexual health and risk of pregnancy
  • Support young people who are involved in anti-social and/or criminal activities
  • Support children and young people to achieve their education potential
     

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved the NCFE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or a relevant level 2 qualification.

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

Future opportunities

It’s anticipated that learners selecting the Social Care pathway will progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services (England) or relevant Foundation/Honours Degrees.

It’s anticipated that learners selecting the Learning, Development and Support Services will progress to the Level 4/5 Diploma in Learning, Development and Support Services or relevant Foundation/Honours Degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Be Totally You directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2015
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