Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Course Information

Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce Level 2

Duration: 12 months
Course code: 601/4109/8
Awarding body: Skillsfirst

Who is this course for?

This qualification meets the needs of learners who work or want to work in a wide range of children and young people’s settings covering the age range 0 – 19 years for example in the roles of:

  • Care worker
  • Childminder
  • Youth and community worker

This qualification has been designed to:

  • provide a broad understanding of the children and young people’s workforce sector and an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required
  • provide an awareness of the range of jobs and work settings in the children and young people’s sector
  • enable learners to make an informed assessment of their own aptitude for work in this sector and to making formed decisions about careers
  • encourage learners to reach a level of knowledge and skills that will facilitate progress into further vocational learning or to potential employment in the sector
  • introduce learners to the discipline of the working environment and to encourage mature attitudes to the community in general
  • encourage learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process
  • allow learners to learn, develop and practise selected skills required for progression in the sector

Children and Young People's Workforce (Early years educator) Level 3

Duration: 18 months
Course code: 601/8181/5
Awarding body: Skillsfirst

Who is this course for? This course aims to convince learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

The course will:

  • Provide a broad background understanding of the early learning workforce sector and an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required
  • Allow you to learn, develop and practice selected skills required for progression in the sector
  • Provide an awareness of the range of jobs and work settings in the early learning sector
  • Enable learners to make an informed assessment of their own aptitude for work in this sector and to make informed decisions about careers
  • Encourages learners to reach a level of knowledge and skills that will facilitate progress into further vocational learning or to potential employment in the sector
  • Introduces learners to the discipline of the working environment and to encourage mature attitudes to the community in general
  • Encourages learners to value continued learning and remain in the learning process

RCD3 Diploma for Residential Childcare Level 3

Duration: 18 months
Course code: 445
Awarding body: Skillsfirst

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) has been announced by Government as part of the current reform of children’s residential care.

A key driver for the reform has been the sexual exploitation of children in care by organised groups in various localities, the shortfalls in care were highlighted by this. Therefore, it is hoped that this qualification will improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable children and young people in residential care by guiding and assessing the development of knowledge and skills to confirm competence.

In line with the current Children’s Homes and Looked After Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2013, and the new The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 from April 2015 new care workers will have two years from commencing the role to completing this qualification. Those unqualified care workers who are already working in the sector will also be expected to achieve this qualification.

What do I do now?

Click on the button below the course your are interested in to apply. Alternatively, please contact us on 0151 650 6933 or email enquiries@progresstoexcellence.co.uk to find out more information about any of our courses.