Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma Level 3

Full Time 
1 Year 
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Course Cost 16-18

The tuition fee is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies.

You may be eligible to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan if you are  24 years of age, or over, on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies

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Registration Fee:
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Additional Costs (approx):
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About this course

This course covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s workforce settings including early years and social care. This is the only level 3 qualification that confer occupational competence for the children and young people’s workforce.

Start date 10 Sep 2013

Tue 12.45pm-7.45pm


What do I need for this course?

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English or the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce. You must also supply details of two personal referees who are not relatives and the college will formally write to them to obtain up to date references to support your application.

You are required to attend an interview here at the college and we will request a school or college report.

Course modules

  • Child and young person development
  • How to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Context and principles for early years provision
  • Promote learning and development in the early years
  • Professional practice in early years settings
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Promote communication
  • Promote equality and inclusion
  • Engage in personal development

How will I learn?

This course enables and encourages you to develop your skills and acquire relevant knowledge for you to enter the world of employment. The structure of this qualification ensures you are placed in a real work environment for up to three days per week. You have to attend lectures including tutor led sessions, practical sessions, workshops and tutorials. A variety of teaching methods are implemented in order to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout this course.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey. You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.


What can I do after this course?

  • Teaching assistant
  • Childcare practitioner
  • Nanny


Lead Tutor

Emma Clegg

The tuition fee is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19 or over tuition fees will apply. Help may be available with fees, please ask. Government funding may be available through apprenticeship schemes. For further information on apprenticeships phone 01325 503210 (Business Development).

This course information page is a general guide to the course and every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy. The college reserves the right to make changes to curricular content where appropriate. The information given in this course leaflet does not impose on the college any obligation to provide, or continue to provide any courses, modules, or amenities described. The college reserves the right to cease to run a programme if insufficient students enrol.

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