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  • Cost: Was £1,728.00 

  • Learning style: Online Distance Learning

  • Available: Home students

  • Duration: 14 Months (Can be completed sooner if already working in the sector)

  • Venue: Online/Distance

  • Ofqual Registered: Yes

  • Awarding Body: Innovate Awarding

  • Payment Plan: Yes x 12 Monthly Payments (Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the enrolment  form or add the course to the basket)

Kids in Preschool
About this Course

The Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF) is an Ofqual regulated qualification and accredited. The online course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

Pathways Available:

Learners must gain a minimum number of 65 credits to achieve the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF).

To do this they must gain 27 credits from the mandatory units. Learners must select one mandatory pathway: Social Care or Learning, Development, and Support Services to achieve 13 credits.

The remaining 25 credits must be achieved from units in the optional group. Units already completed through the pathway can only be taken once and cannot be counted again in the optional units.

Who is it for?

To achieve this qualification, you will be working in a health or social care setting with children and young people in a wide range of settings, for example in the roles of:

  • Care worker

  • Childminder

  • Early years practitioners

  • Youth and community worker

  • Foster Carers

  • Children and Families Social Workers

  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers

What topics does the qualification cover?

The mandatory units cover the following key aspects of children and young people’s social care:

  • Personal Development

  • Communication

  • Equality and Inclusion

  • Duty of Care

  • Understanding and promoting child and young people’s development

  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people

  • Developing positive relationships with children young people and those involved in your care

  • Understanding how to support positive outcomes for children and young people

  • 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

A range of optional units to choose from covers a variety of tasks and skills to meet the requirements of a range of work roles.

The total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is 443 to 507 hours.

We recommend reading the course specification to go through the units, guided learning hours and credits. This will outline exactly what you will be expected to study in order to achieve the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

This qualification requires an assessment of both competence and knowledge. Throughout your Level 3 childcare course for the Children and Young People’s Workforce course, you will be assessed through a variety of methods:

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice

  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy

  • Professional discussion

  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations

  • Written assignments

Enhance your Competence and knowledge, add value to your CV and the skills you can offer to an employer as well as increasing your earnings. 


After completing this qualification, you can progress onto other qualifications such as:

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

Foundation Degree.


You will need to complete our enrolment form and you will be sent an invoice for payment.  Once received a member of the team will contact you, to answer any questions you may have.

  1. Submit your enrolment form and get sent your further details  to begin your course

  2. Make a payment

  3. We’ll process your application, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course

  4. Receive email reminders when your work is due

  5. Your work will be marked and returned to you within 7 days

  6. Once you’ve submitted your work, we’ll apply for your certificate

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