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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

 

This  qualification is designed for learners who want to develop a career as a childminder, youth worker, outreach worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager. 

Entry requirements

You need a good level of English and should already be working in a health and social care environment.

 

Course Content

You need to complete a minimum of 65 credits:
  • 27 credits must be completed from Group A Mandatory Units
  • 13 credits minimum must be completed from the Group D Social Care pathway
  • 25 credits minimum must be completed from Group F

 

 

Group A Mandatory Units
27 credits

   
Unit number Unit title Credit level Credit value
022  Understand child and young person development  3
024  Promote child and young person development  3
025 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people 3
027 Support children and young people’s health and safety 3
028

Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care

3
029 Working together for the benefit of children and young people 3
030 Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people 3
051 Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 3 3
052 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings  3 3
053 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings  3 2
054 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 3 1

 

 
Group D Social Care Pathway
13 credits
   
Unit number Unit title Credit level Credit value
069  Assessment and planning with children and young people
070  Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people 3 4
071 Professional practice in children and young people’s social care 3 4
  Group F Optional Units
25 credits minimum
   
Unit number Unit title Credit level Credit value
032 Support the creativity of children and young people 3 3
033 Understand the needs of children who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage 4 5
075  Work with babies and young children to promote their development and learning  3
076 Care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children 
081 

Support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements (additional needs)

3
086 Support children and young people in their own home 3 4
087 Work with children and young people in a residential setting 3 5
092 Support young people to move towards independence and manage their lives
093 Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
094 Support children and young people to have positive relationships
097

Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs

3 4
103 Support Care within Fostering Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People 3 3
106 Support Young People who are Looked After or are Leaving Care
111 Support Young People with Mental Health Problems 3 3
112 Engage young parents in supporting their children’s development 3
113 Engage fathers in their children’s early learning 3
114 Engage parents in their children’s early learning 3
115 Promote positive behaviour 3 6
116 Support the use of medication in social care settings 3 5

You will also complete Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT at Level 2 unless you already have GCSE grade C or above (4-9.) Employment Rights and Responsibilities will form part of your study pathway too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be appointed a skilled, competent assessor who will support you throughout your apprenticeship.

You will be assessed through written work, observations, products of work and questions and answers, depending on the unit.

All work is completed via E-portfolio and you are also visited regularly by your assessor - normally once a month or potentially more depending on the apprentice.

Functional Skills are taken via day release, evenings or block week study.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

For those aged 16-18, there is no cost. Above this age, a 10% cost of the course is invoiced to the employer over a period of time.

The employer will provide any additional equipment.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could progress to a Level 4 apprenticeship.

 

Careers

You could advance to a role as supervisor/manager.

 

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Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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