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CYPW Child Care Course

Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce

The Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce is a qualification aimed at people already working in a health or social care setting with children and young people who want to develop and demonstrate their skills in a senior role. The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) requires all supervisors and managers in regulated settings (excluding childminding) to hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification.The qualification has three pathways.

The social care pathway is only for candidates not working in a residential setting. Candidates working in children residential care will be expected to complete the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) instead.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. You are usually expected to complete this course within 6 to 12 months depending on your enrolment. The course has a 422-475 guided learning hours requirement.



  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Structure
  • Course Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Duration
  • Support
  • Certification
  • What can l do after completion?
  • Enrolment (Pricing and Bookings)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements of this CYPW Course

This course is open to anyone working in a children and young people setting. You will need to be at least 16 years old. You will be expected to have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for care workers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

Course Structure

Course Structure

You are expected to achieve a minimum 65 credits in order to achieve the Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce qualification. Candidates will be expected to choose their desired pathway and follow the rules of combination highlighted below. Regardless of the pathway you choose you will be expected to complete the following eleven mandatory units:

Unit 1: Understand Child and Young Person Development
Unit 2: Promote Child and Young Person Development
Unit 3: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
Unit 4: Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
Unit 5: Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in Their Care
Unit 6: Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People
Unit 7: Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People
Unit 8: Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Unit 9: Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Unit 10: Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Unit 11: Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Early Learning and Children

• 49 credits must be achieved by completing the mandatory units, then choosing optional units to achieve the remaining 16 credits.

Unit 15: Context and principles for early years provision
Unit 26: Professional practice in early years settings
Unit 28: Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years
Unit 30: Promote learning and development in the early years
Unit 42: Support children’s speech, language and communication

Social Care (excluding residential settings such as children’s homes)

• 40 credits must be achieved by completing the mandatory units, then choosing optional units to achieve the remaining 25 credits.

Unit 12: Assessment and planning with children and young people
Unit 25: Professional practice in children and young people’s social care
Unit 32: Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people

Learning, Development and Support Services

• 40 credits must be achieved by completing the mandatory units, then choosing optional units to achieve the remaining 25 credits.

Unit 27: Professional Practice in learning, development and support services
Unit 36: Support children and young people to achieve their education potential
Unit 39: Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives

Course Delivery

Course Delivery

The Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery. Fast track is also available to candidates with evidence of prior learning and those who have the time, learning opportunities and can work at a faster pace.


Distance Learning (Online)

This mode of study will stretch you as you need to self-motivate and work against the pressures of studying alone. You will need to fully participate in our online activities and provide evidence of videos and recordings whenever appropriate or required.

Blended Learning

This mode of learning is ideal for candidates who want to complete the course by distance learning and also require some face to face contact. It is also the mode of learning for all work based qualifications where observations are required. Candidates are also free to attend any of our face to face workshops.

Assessment

Assessment of this CYPW Qualification

The course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. You will be expected to complete some course work and participate in a number of assessment activities such as recorded discussions. Majority of your assessments will take in your workplace where a holistic approach will be taken to record your natural work activities and practice which will then be linked to the assessment criteria.

Duration

How long is the course duration?

We are often asked how quick someone can complete this course? This depends on a number of factors which includes your own commitment, quality of evidence, time, assessment opportunities and the ability to study at a higher level. It will also help if you have evidence of recent prior learning (That fully address the assessment criteria) and have access to resources and opportunities that will enable your learning. that will enable you to actively participate in course activities.


Candidates joining the course with evidence of prior learning and credits will obviously be able to complete quicker than someone without. If you invest more time on the course such as 15 hours a week then you will most likely complete earlier compared to someone who commits only 2 hours for the same period. By the end of the course you will be expected to demonstrate how you have met the recommended guided learning hours and total qualification time. This will involve submitting evidence showing reasonable participation in activities hosted by Vocational Learning.


We however expect you to complete the course within 1 to 8 weeks.

Support

Support

With pride with our support services which are designed to maximise opportunities and facilitate your learning. We aim to response to any correspondence within 72 working hours. We usually respond within minutes or hours during less busy times. All communications are tracked are audited reguarly by our team.

All candidates are allocated in assessor who also be there dedicated tutor. You can request tutorials at any time. Your assessor will also naturally schedule tutorials as part of the assessment, review and planning process.


All candidates will be given access to our portal where they can access resources (including videos, exemplars and downloads) and course work. The portal also contain features which facilitate communication between our staff and yourself. You will be able to submit your work and book appointments on the platform


We host regular teaching and support sessions by web conference. These are designed to take the place of face to face contact. Candidates will also have access to online forums where they can gain support from our team of assessors and tutors. These forums act like a classroom where peer support and learning can also take place.


Candidates will also have the opportunity of attending any of our open face to face monthly workshops at our Centre. these sessions normally take place on a Friday and Saturday. The workshops can also be scheduled in other areas such as Birmingham and London subject to demand.


We also provide an online chat which operates from 9am to 9pm (Monday to Saturday). An adhoc service runs on Sundays and during bank holidays. Our online chat can sometimes be open for longer during times when assessors and our support team is active.


Support with coursework

Candidates can complete an assessment planner prior to completing any coursework. Your assessor will then provide feedback and guidance which will help you with your write up.

Certification

Certification

Vocational Learning delivers regulated qualifications. All certificates come from an Ofqual regulated awarding body. Quality assurance activities have to take place as part of the certification process.


We will strive to get you certified as soon as you have met all course requirements and submitted your portfolio of evidence. Your work will need to be moderated internally. This will involve auditing your assessment process, quality of evidence and learning journey. We generally carry out internal moderation on a monthly basis for longer courses and within 72 hours for all short and classroom based courses.Dates are published under events.


Where we have direct claim status, your certificate is claimed as soon as our internal moderator has signed you off. Certficates claimed this way normally arrive within 10 working days.


Other portfolio of evidence will need to be either emailed or posted to the awarding body for external moderation. You will normally get your certificate within 14 working days.

What can l do after completion?

What can l do after completion?

You can go on to complete other higher education courses in early years, children, young people, health and social care.

Enrolment

Enrolment

You are only enrolled when you book online and make payment. Payment is normally expected within 5 days after making a booking. We are however flexible with corporate bookings where we might be expected to be signed up as a supplier and an order number is required. Please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.


Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce Course

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 6 to 12 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £825. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £220 and three monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £220.