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Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)

Level 3

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment. 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 residential childcare, residential family centres or foster care. It is suitable for:

  • learners currently in employment within residential child care, residential family centres or foster care
  • learners who have successfully completed a legacy qualification as listed in the Social Care Wales – ‘Qualifications Framework for Social Care and Regulated Childcare in Wales

    learners who have successfully completed the following qualifications:
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts
  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core
  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
  • GCSE Health and Social Care, and Childcare
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice

Please note: this qualification cannot be undertaken whilst on a work placement, but can be undertaken through work-based learning using a community based providers or at a further education college.

What will the qualification cover?

The Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) qualification is innovative and topical.

The content is in the process of being finalised, however, the following themes are very likely to be included in the final version:

  • principles and practice
  • health and well-being
  • professional practice
  • safeguarding
  • health & safety

Qualification structure and assessment

This qualification contains both mandatory and optional units.

It is assessed using a portfolio that includes direct observation of practice and internally assessed tasks.

What could the qualification lead to?

Successful completion of this qualification enables learners to work in a senior role with children and young people who are vulnerable or in need. Learners will also be able to apply for registration with Social Care Wales as a Senior Care Worker, providing that they also meet any other additional registration requirements. The qualification provides the appropriate knowledge and competence to practice and to prepare for progression on to:

  • Level 4 Health and Social Care with Specialism
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (this title is subject to change).

Other qualifications in the suite that may be of interest are:

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Advanced GCE and Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare
  • Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory

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Key Documents & Course Materials

Qualification Handbook

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Assessment Pack

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Qualification Delivery Guide

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Upcoming training and events:

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Training and events materials archive:

Did you miss one of our previous CPD training events? Find all of the relevant materials from our latest sessions below:

CPD Presentation - Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care: Practice Qualifications (Children, Young People and Adults) - Launch Event Overview

Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the qualification launch event along with supporting materials.

All Materials presented during the event can be accessed from the download pod within the video.

Click here to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed. (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

CPD Presentation - Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care: Practice Qualifications (Children, Young People and Adults) - Curriculum and Assessment Overview

Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the event along with supporting materials.

All Materials presented during the event can be accessed from the download pod within the video.

Click here to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed. (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

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