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Childrens Care, Learning and Development

The key purpose for those working in children's care learning and development has been identified by the Sector Skills Boards to be:
 
 
"To provide, in partnership with communities and other agencies, a firm foundation for growth, learning and development for children and their families.  This includes creating, developing and maintaining environments and services that enable children to have the best possible experience of childhood and to enable them and their families to make the most of opportunities to achieve their full potential."
 
 
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) 
 
 
This qualification is part of the new children’s homes regulations which came into force in April 2015.  It replaced the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Social Care Pathway) as the required qualification for those working in children's homes from April 2015.  This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in residential childcare settings, including an understanding of child and young person development.
 
 
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce: Social Care Pathway (England)
 
 
This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people up to 19 years.  It will benefit those in a diverse range of job roles including:
  • Foster carers
  • Children and Families social workers
  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers
  • Youth workers
The diploma is made up of mandatory units, a specialist social care pathway and optional units.
 
 
For more information on this sector please visit the Skills for Care and Development website