Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF)

(QRN – 601/6340/9)

 

 

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF) is aimed at those who are working, or want to work with children and young people from birth up to 19 years.

Learners will, on achieving this qualification, be able to work with children unsupervised, and have the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to promote child and young person development, support positive outcomes, understand child and young person development, and support children and young people’s health and safety.

Learners must achieve 65 credits from the eleven mandatory units, which total 27 credits, with the remaining credits coming from the remaining optional units and specific pathways. Learners can follow one of three pathways: Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care, or Learning Development Support Services. Details of all the units can be found in the qualification specification on the Focus Awards website.

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF) can also be used as part of the Level 3 Children and Young People’s Apprenticeship.

 

 

Qualification Structure

To successfully achieve this qualification, learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits. 27 of the credits must come from Mandatory Group and must achieve either; 13 credits from Learning Development and Support Services pathway or 13 credits from the Children’s Social Care pathway or 25 credits from the Early Learning and Childcare Pathway. The remaining credits must be achieved from a choice of optional units:

 

 

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF) is aimed at learners who are 16+.

 

 

Progression Routes

Upon successful completion of the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF) learners can progress onto other specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.  Learners may also wish to progress onto the following qualifications:

  • The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services
  • Foundation Degree

 

 

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however learners should be 16 to undertake this qualification.

 

 

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.

 

 

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings  

J/601/1434

 

3

 

10

 

3

Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings  

A/601/1429

 

3

 

10

 

3

Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings  

Y/601/1437

 

3

 

8

 

2

 Principles for implementing    duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings  

R/601/1436

 

3

 

5

 

1

Understand child and young person development  

L/601/1693

 

3

 

30

 

4

Promote child and young person development  

R/601/1694

 

3

 

25

 

3

Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people  

Y/601/1695

 

3

 

25

 

3

Support children and young people’s health and safety  

D/601/1696

 

3

 

15

 

2

Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care  

H/601/1697

 

3

 

8

 

1

Working together for the benefit of children and young people  

K/601/1698

 

3

 

15

 

2

Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people  

M/601/1699

 

3

 

25

 

3

Early Learning and Child Care
Context and principles for early years provision  

J/600/9781

 

3

 

24

 

4

Promote learning and development in the early years  

L/600/9782

 

3

 

40

 

5

Promote children’s welfare and well-being in the early years  

Y/600/9784

 

3

 

45

 

6

Professional practice in early years settings  

H/600/9786

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support children’s speech, language and communication  

T/600/9789

 

3

 

30

 

4

Social Care
Assessment and planning with children and young people  

M/600/9760

 

3

 

35

 

5

Promote the well-being and resilience of children and young people  

F/600/9780

 

3

 

30

 

4

Professional practice in children and young people’s social care  

F/601/0315

 

3

 

30

 

4

Learning Development and Support Services
Support children and young people to achieve their education potential  

D/600/9785

 

3

 

30

 

4

Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives  

M/600/9788

 

3

 

27

 

4

Professional practice in learning, development and support services  

D/600/9799

 

3

 

35

 

5

Optional Units
Work with babies and young children to promote their development and learning  

A/601/0121

 

3

 

45

 

6

Care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children  

D/601/0130

 

3

 

45

 

6

Lead and manage a community based early years setting  

H/601/0131

 

4

 

45

 

6

Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills  

M/601/0133

 

3

 

22

 

3

Understand how to set up a home based childcare service  

Y/600/9770

 

3

 

29

 

4

Support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements  

T/601/0134

 

4

 

45

 

6

Promote creativity and creative learning in young children  

A/601/0135

 

4

 

35

 

5

Support young people to develop, implement and review a plan of action  

M/601/1329

 

3

 

25

 

3

Provide information and advice to children and young people  

A/601/1334

 

3

 

22

 

3

Develop interviewing skills for work with children and young people  

L/601/1337

 

3

 

21

 

3

Caseload management  

D/601/1343

 

3

 

21

 

3

Support young people to move towards independence and manage their lives  

F/601/1349

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential  

D/601/1357

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support children and young people to have positive relationships  

R/601/1369

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs  

L/601/2861

 

3

 

28

 

4

Coordinate special educational needs provision  

T/600/9775

 

4

 

35

 

5

Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage  

F/600/9777

 

4

 

40

 

5

Support young people who are involved in anti-social and/or criminal activities  

L/502/5261

 

3

 

10

 

2

Support young people who are looked after or are leaving care  

A/502/5224

 

3

 

23

 

3

Support speech, language and communication development  

A/601/2872

 

3

 

20

 

3

Work with parents, families and carers to support their children’s speech, language and communication  

Y/601/2877

 

3

 

23

 

3

Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties  

M/601/2884

 

3

 

25

 

3

Support the speech, language and communication development of children who are learning more than one language  

J/601/2888

 

3

 

26

 

3

Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills  

L/601/2889

 

3

 

25

 

3

Support young people who are socially excluded or excluded from school  

R/502/5231

 

3

 

10

 

2

Support young people in relation to sexual health and risk of pregnancy  

F/502/5242

 

3

 

10

 

2

Enable parents to develop ways of handling relationships and behaviour that contribute to everyday life with children  

H/502/4682

 

3

 

20

 

3

Work with parents to meet their children’s needs  

Y/502/4680

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support young people with mental health problems  

T/502/5240

 

3

 

23

 

3

Support the creativity of children and young people  

M/600/9807

 

3

 

20

 

3

Work with children and young people in a residential care setting  

A/600/9809

 

3

 

35

 

5

Support children or young people in their own home  

K/601/0132

 

3

 

30

 

4

Engage young parents in supporting their children’s development  

J/502/4660

 

3

 

20

 

3

Engage fathers in their children’s early learning  

Y/502/4663

 

3

 

20

 

3

Engage parents in their children’s early learning  

M/502/3812

 

3

 

20

 

3

Promote positive behaviour  

F/601/3764

 

3

 

44

 

6

Support care within fostering services for vulnerable children and young people  

J/601/1806

 

3

 

20

 

3

Improving the attendance of children and young people in statutory education  

M/601/1377

 

3

 

40

 

5

Facilitate the learning and development of children and young people through mentoring  

T/601/1381

 

3

 

30

 

4

Support the referral process for children and young people  

R/601/1386

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support use of medication in social care settings  

F/601/4056

 

3

 

40

 

5

Context and principles for early years provision  

J/600/9781

 

3

 

24

 

4

Promote learning and development in the early years  

L/600/9782

 

3

 

40

 

5

Promote children’s welfare and well-being in the early years  

Y/600/9784

 

3

 

45

 

6

Professional practice in early years settings  

H/600/9786

 

3

 

20

 

3

Support children’s speech, language and communication  

T/600/9789

 

3

 

30

 

4

Assessment and planning with children and young people  

M/600/9760

 

3

 

35

 

5

Promote the well-being and resilience of children and young people  

F/600/9780

 

3

 

30

 

4

Professional practice in children and young people’s social care  

F/601/0315

 

3

 

30

 

4

Support children and young people to achieve their education potential  

D/600/9785

 

3

 

30

 

4

Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives  

M/600/9788

 

3

 

27

 

4

Professional practice in learning, development and support services  

D/600/9799

 

3

 

35

 

5

Understand the context of supporting children and young people through foster care  

T/503/5878

 

3

 

45

 

5

Practice as a foster carer  

A/503/5879

 

3

 

46

 

5

Support positive attachments for children and young people  

M/503/5877

 

3

 

55

 

7