Children & Young Peoples Workforce (Social Care Pathway) - Level 3 Diploma (NVQ)

Course overview

National Vocational Qualifications are one of the most popular qualifications within industry as they are delivered during working hours and demonstrate competency within a job role. These qualifications are based on national occupational standards, which are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspect of a specified occupation, including current best practice and are ideal for addressing skills gaps as well as identifying competence.
To achieve the full qualification, candidates must attain a minimum of 65 credits in total, comprising all the mandatory and pathway units listed. Optional units will be identified via discussion with the learning and Skills Development Officer
Mandatory Units
• 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 relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
• Working together for the benefit of children and young people

Social Care Pathway
• Assessment and planning with children and young people
• Promote the well-being and resilience of children and young people
• Professional practice in children and young people’s social care
Optional Units
• Support the creativity of children and young people
• Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage
• Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
• Work with babies and young children to promote their development and learning
• Care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children
• Lead and manage a community based early years setting
• Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills
• Understand how to set up a home based childcare service
• Support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements
• Promote creativity and learning in young children
• Co-ordinate special educational needs provision
• Support children or young people in their own home
• Work with children and young people in a residential care setting
• Support young people to develop, implement and review a plan of action
• Provide information and advice to children and young people
• Develop interviewing skills for work with children and young people
• Caseload management
• Support young people to move towards independence and manage their lives
• Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
• Support children and young people to have positive relationships
• Improving the attendance of children and young people in statutory education
• Facilitate the learning and development of children and young people through mentoring
• Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
• Support speech, language and communication development
• Work with parents, families and carers to support their children’s speech, language and communication development
• 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
• Support care within fostering services for vulnerable children and young people
• Support the referral process for children and young people
• Support young people who are involved in anti-social and/or criminal activities
• 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 in relation to sexual health and risk of pregnancy
• Enable parents to develop ways of handling relationships and behaviour which contribute to everyday life
• Work with parents to meet their children’s needs
• Support young people with mental health problems
• Engage young parents in supporting their children’s development
• Engage fathers in their children’s early learning
• Engage parents in their children’s early learning
• Promote positive behavior
• Support use of medication in social care settings
• Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings
• Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
• Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
• Understand the context of supporting children and young people through foster care
• Support positive attachments for children and young people
• Practice as a foster carer
• Working within a social pedagogic framework with children and young people
• Support children’s learning in ICT
• Support children’s outdoor play
• Support children’s mathematical development
• Support children’s language, literacy and communication
• Support children’s knowledge and understanding of the world
• Contribute to effective team working in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
• Support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
• Support individuals to stay safe from harm or abuse
• Provide support to children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse
• Support the development of positive behavior in children
• Supporting infection prevention and control in social care
• Promote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
• Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialist
• Support individuals who are substance users
• Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misuers
• Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol or other substances with individuals and groups
• Develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff and other agencies
• Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
• Implement therapeutic group activities
• Support individuals in their relationships
• Support individuals to live at home
• Support individuals to deal with personal relationship problems
• Support individuals to with specific communication needs
• Support individuals who are bereaved
• Support families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures
• Understanding professional supervision practice
• Provide support to continue recommended therapies
• Promote signing to advance speech, language and communication

Entry requirements

To be working a minimum of 10 hours per week in a appropriate vocational role which will enable you to gather the evidence for your qualification

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this qualification will be via direct observation in the working environment.  Knowledge will also be assessed via assignments or a portfolio of evidence.  Some of the evidence used in portfolios will include; witness testimonies, professional discussion and the learners' own plans and written records. City & Guilds are the awarding body.

What can I do next

Upon completing this qualification a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to further study.

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Start Date
Flexible

Qualifications / Level
Level 3

Study Type
Part Time

Location
Workplace

Cost
Price upon Application

Course Code
SOL14153