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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) (Social Care)

Ref:
601/3474/4/SC
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People
Features:
Licence to Practice, Learning Resources Available
Registration and Certification Fee
£126.00

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
422
TQT
650
Credit Value
65

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is spilt into two pathways:

•Social Care
•Learning, Development and Support Services

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in the children and young people’s workforce.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Diploma requires 65 credits.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in a year.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (90 credits) or a Foundation Degree.

Home Based Childcare (CYPOP 5)

Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service (Y/600/9770) is available for registrations as a standalone unit programme. From 1st September 2017 this optional unit will be externally assessed only through a Multiple Choice Examination. The Multiple Choice Examination will be available as both a paper-based and an online test.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.

Which types of job role can you apply for on completion?

• Supporting Teaching and Learning Workers - who visit families of pre-school children at home
• Foster Carers
• Children and Families Social Workers
• Registered Managers of Children's Homes, plus Deputy and Assistant Managers
• Residential Childcare Workers
• Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers
• Youth Worker
• Community Care Officer
• Professional Assistant
• Family Centre Worker


Qualification Specification
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Qualification Specification - Optional Units
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Qualification Factsheet
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Unit Specification - CYPOP5
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Qualification Specification (doc)
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Qualification Specification - Optional Units (doc)
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Sample Paper - Key
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Sample Paper
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By:
NCFE
Type:
Offline

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs), used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. We have removed the requirement for students to complete a minimum number of placement hours; hours should still be recorded.

Where assessments take place in an online on-demand format, they will continue to be available in this format. Assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021. We have now launched our remote invigilation solution and more information can be found on our website.

Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document which can be found below.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60134744 V1.0
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HSC, EY and CC - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance 2021_22 V1.0 Sept 2021
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