This qualification is for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce. Suitable for those in full or part time learning or employment, it develops the wide-ranging knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years.
It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas - including those in social care settings and offers a wealth of career opportunities. On completion learners will be able to work unsupervised with children and young people.
The qualification is split into 2 pathways: • Social care • Learning, development and support services
You will need to complete the 11 core mandatory units regardless of the pathway taken. These are:
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
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young
Understand child and young person development
Promote child and young person development
Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing 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
Working together for the benefit of children and young people
Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
For the Social care pathway and Learning, development and support services pathway you will need to complete a further 3 mandatory units from a range of units available chosen by your tutor
All units are assessed internally using a range of methods. This includes direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, and written assignments
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young
People’s Workforce (England)
On completion learners can progress to various job roles depending on the pathway taken. The lists below are not all-inclusive but give a taster of the opportunities available. This qualification can also provide progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services or a Foundation Degree.
Social care pathway:
• 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
Learning, development and support services pathway:
• learning mentor
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.