Children and Young People's Workforce

Children & Young People's Workforce

There are approximately 360,300 staff working in non-maintained childcare settings (e.g. full day care, childminders, sessional day care, etc.) and there are approximately 117,300 staff working in maintained early years provision (i.e. nursery schools, nursery classes or reception classes in schools).  Approximately 73% of paid staff working in childcare have at least a L3 qualification which reflects the previous government’s policy aimed at encouraging staff working in under 8’s day care to achieve L3 qualifications, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework.

Progression opportunities

Children and Young People's Workforce progression opportunites

What you will learn

Child care what you will learn

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
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Mandatory Units

          • Contribute to the support of child and young person development.
          • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety.
          • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people.
          • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people.
          • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
          • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
          • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
          • Child and young person development.
          • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
          • ...and many more.

Optional Units
Group B

  • Contribute to the support of children communication, language and literacy
  • Contribute to the support of children’s creative development
  • Introduction to the duty of care in children’s and young people’s settings
  • Support children and young people at meal or snack times
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Support children and young people’s play and leisure
  • ...and many more.

 

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Social Care)
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Mandatory Units

  • 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 relationship with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Promote communication in a children and young people’s setting
  • Promote equality and inclusion
  • Understand principles for implementing duty of care in children and young people’s settings

Optional Units

  • Assessment and planning with children and young people
  • Promote the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people
  • Professional practice in children and young people’s social care
  • ...and many more.

 

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce(Learning Development and Support Services)
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Mandatory Units

  • 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 relationship with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Promote communication in a children and young people’s setting
  • Promote equality and inclusion
  • Understand principles for implementing duty of care in children and young people’s settings.

Optional Units

Group D

  • Support children and young people to achieve their education potential
  • Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives
  • Professional practice in learning, development and support services
  • ...and many more

 

Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
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Mandatory Units

  • Understand children’s early years education and development
  • Implementing early years foundation stage
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion in early years settings
  • Plan and provide effective teaching and learning in early years settings
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment in early years settings
  • Develop effective and informed professional practice in early years settings
  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of children in early years settings
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Partnership working in early years


Optional Units
Group B

  • Understand how to promote play and learning in the early years
  • Support children’s outdoor play
  • Understand the needs of children who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage
  • Care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children
  • Support the development of positive behaviour in children
  • …and many more.

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