Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care - Children & Young People
You'll cover things like: the role of a health and social care worker -health and safety -equality and inclusion -personal development. You'll also cover specific skills and knowledge for the options you choose. These might be things like: administering medication -supporting people with disabilities -working with babies and young children -helping people to eat and drink.
Suitable for: This wide-ranging Diploma covers the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a wide range of health or social care settings. It is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care. You can choose a pathway that suits your role - for example, working with people with a learning disability, people with dementia or children and young people. This is the main qualification required by the Quality Care Commission in England and the Care Councils in Wales and Northern Ireland.
Government funding available
To take into account
These are the recognised qualifications for care workers and senior care workers in health and social care. To take the Level 3 qualification you must be working in a care setting already. For the Level 2 qualification, you might have no previous experience, or you might be working in care and want recognition for your current skills.
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You complete 14 core units:
- Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
- Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
- Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
- Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
- Understand child and young person development
- Promote child and young person development
- Understand how to safeguard the well being 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
- Understand 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.
You also choose optional units that suit your career plans. Units you might choose include:
- Work with babies and young children to promote their development and learning.
- Support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements (additional needs)
- Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
- Positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
- Engage fathers in their children's early learning
- Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
- Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
- Support individuals to access education, training or employment.
• Guided learning hours Guided learning hours are the hours you spend learning with your training provider or on your own. The guided learning hours for this qualification are 300 or more. Usual course length Completing the Diploma in Health and Social Care usually takes between 9 months and 2 years. This is a rough guide - each centre decides its own timescales and you can often learn at your own pace.
You might also be interested in these qualifications: Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (3176) Certificate in Mental Health (3061) Promoting the Mental Health and Well Being of Older People (3062) Certificate/Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (4227) Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care (4222).
Students per class: 12
Contact person: Cathy Murphy