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Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) Diploma Level 3

Course Objective

This programme will guide and assess the development of the knowledge and skills of those employed within the health and social care sector. The programme is aimed at those supporting children and young people in roles such as:  Residential Child Care Workers Support Workers, Sessional Workers Foster Carers, One-to-one Support Workers.

Course Delivery

An assessor will visit the candidate at their workplace once a month for a minimum of 1 hour.  Observations will be agreed between the learner and assessor and it is the responsibility of the learner to liaise with their employer for this to take place within the workplace. In addition to this, underpinning knowledge of the units will need to be provided by the learner. This can take the form of written questions, completing workbooks or reflective accounts. Learners will be expected to spend at least 6 hours per week completing work before the next meeting with their assessor. 

To complete this qualification an E-portfolio of workplace evidence has to be completed. The evidence can be from observations, professional discussions, product evidence, case studies and witness statements.

Key Topics

Promote communication, Personal development, Promote equality and inclusion, Duty of care, Understand child and young person development, Promote child and young person development 

Safeguarding and wellbeing, Health and safety, Develop positive relationships, Understand positive outcomes, Working together for the benefit of children and young people, Assessment and planning, Sensory loss, Professional practice, Wellbeing and resilience

Course Duration

Up to 14 months


Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)


ACT Head Office, Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF24 5ET.

T 029 2046 4727

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