Children and Young People's Workforce (Social Care) - Level 3
Course Code: SC1FE391
Prepare for employment or degree-level study in the children and young people’s sector with the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce. This 30-week programme provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It covers a variety of job roles and occupational areas, including those in social care settings and those working in youth groups, after school groups, groups with vulnerable children, pastoral roles in schools or as family support workers. Progression is also possible to one of our Foundation Degree programmes (either Family Support and Wellbeing or Youth Studies). Attendance at College is 4.5 hours a week, Monday 9.45-2.15pm, term-time only.
You must be at least 19 to apply for this course. You will need a placement in a non-school setting, working with children aged 5-19 years or with families, to be arranged before enrolling and to continue for the duration of your course. You will also need to have completed a relevant Level 2 short course before enrolling on to this course.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College for a 4.5 hour session on a Monday (9.45-2.15pm), weekly (term-time only) for 30 weeks. Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answers, discussion, observation, group work tasks and individual tasks. It is expected that you will also complete a minimum of 4.5 hours’ independent study, weekly, to complete your assignments.
You will have access to expert tuition from our industry specialists, with online support available to assist in completing your assignments. A College assessor will also provide support during your placement setting.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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