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The qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in the work place. It provides the opportunity to enrich knowledge and skills using both mandatory content and optional units in settings focused on children and young people, such as domicillary or residential child care, residential family centres or foster care and community based healthcare settings. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:
This qualification cannot be completed on work placement. Learners must be providing support to children and young people in heath and social care or community healthcare settings.
It is suitable for:
It is highly recommended that learners have completed the core qualification prior to, or alongside the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) as this will be a requirement for practice set by Social Care Wales. It is also a feature of the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Wales).
The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:
This qualification contains a single mandatory and a range of optional units that reflect the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people with complex needs and their families.
To achieve the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 50 credits in total:
The learner must successfully complete:
Successful completion of this qualification enables learners to work in healthcare and social care as a qualified Level 3 worker with children and young people.
It will enable learners to apply for registration with Social Care Wales as a social care worker in residential child care or domiciliary care providing that they meet any additional registration requirements. For further information please visit: https://socialcare.wales/registration
The qualification provides the appropriate knowledge and competence to practice and prepares learners to progress to:
Other qualifications that may be of interest are:
This unit aims to provide learners with support to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to promote the sensitive and safe support of individuals living in their own homes.
Introduction to the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) qualification – a learner/student guide
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