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Children & Young People's Workforce L3

Related Courses: • Children & Young People’s Workforce ~ Level 2Children & Young People’s Workforce ~ Paediatric Training Level 2

The Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People’s Workforce is a competence based qualification; it assesses the skills, knowledge and understanding a learner has within a work placement.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the children and young people’s workforce in a variety of settings, including crèches & nurseries, residential care settings, youth clubs, playgroup, pre-schools and schools providing care to children aged from 0- 19.

Choose your study route depending on your interest or job role including working with babies, children with disabilities and special educational needs, child minding, and nursery nurse. Level 3, guides, assess and confirms competence in the development of knowledge and skills relating to Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care and the Learning Development and Support Services workforce.

Level 3 is for staff working in a more senior role. The qualification is flexible in structure enabling the organisation and individual to choose the optional units which best suit their work situation and job role.

This course, as are all NVQs, is assessor based; meaning your work is marked against The National Occupational Standards. These standards define the competencies, knowledge and understanding needed in a given occupation, and identifies outcomes that can be assessed by your assigned assessor.


• Ofsted approved Paediatric First Aid Certification. Valid for 3 years.

• Competence based qualification – assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

• The qualification is made up of a number of units, each of which carries a credit value.

• Developed by the Children’s Workforce Development Council

• Based on candidate performance at work, or through some simulation that replicates the working environment.

• Develop an understanding of aspects of working with Children and Young People.

• The flexible nature of this qualification means that training can be delivered in unit-sized chunks, providing a flexible approach to learning and achievement.

• Learners gain sector-relevant knowledge that is in high demand

• The opportunity to develop new skills

• The recognition of existing skills

• Small sized units allow for flexible learning and delivery.

• Some units can be used towards other qualifications.

• Prior learning can be used towards your qualification

• Caters for a wide variety of learning styles

• Every learner is assigned an individual assessor

Start Date: On-going
Length of Course: 7 to 10 months (depending on experience)
Centre: AtE Training Centre / Employer premises
Study Type: Part-time

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