About the course
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
- Who is it suitable for? Anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in the children and young people’s workforce.
- You will be awarded with level 3 diploma in children and young people’s workforce.
- Learners may progress to Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (90 credits) or a Foundation Degree.
On completion of this diploma, you can apply for jobs in:
- 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
- Open days
- Chats with current and past students
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- When does the course starts: flexible starting dates?
- What is the length of the course? 8-12 weeks
- How will I be graded? achieved or not yet achieved
- How is it assessed? It will be 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.
- Where will I study? classroom, via distance learning or blended.
- What is the course fee? The course fee is £850 and a deposit of £212 is required before the course starts. The rest of the payment can be made in instalments. To find out if you are eligible for government funding, visit this website https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility