About this course
Our Level 3 Children and Young People Apprenticeship will enable and support learners to develop their knowledge and skills to effectively work in the children’s Health and Social Care services.
Our Level 3 in Health and Social Care (CYP) is suitable for people who operate more autonomously, undertaking supervision of children, developmental assessment and daily risk assessment.
This course assesses and develops the knowledge and skills of those working within children’s Health and Social Care services. For example, residential care, children’s support workers or NHS children’s practitioners. This qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in this sector.
Learners will be required to undertake a mixture of mandatory units and optional units (we will work with you to decide what optional units are relevant to your role, and your business).
The qualification is divided into two components: the Core qualification, which
develops and assesses your knowledge and the Practice qualification, which focuses on and assesses your practical competencies. You may have already completed this.
The Core qualification will take up to 6 months to complete. Observations are required to confirm competency and develop skills. These sessions will take approximately 2 hours each month.
Between months 7 and 16 you will complete 4 Assessments.
At the end of the programme you will carry out a Professional Discussion to confirm overall competency and knowledge gained throughout the qualification.
Learners are supported and encouraged throughout their qualification to reach their full potential in their chosen industry.
Future employment opportunities include:
- Nursery Practitioner
- Playgroup Practitioner
- NHS Children’s support worker
To start an Apprenticeship in Wales, you need to be:
- aged 16 or over (there is no upper age limit)
- living in Wales
- not in full-time education
- not accessing any other funding from the Welsh Government
You can search and apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here
If you’re looking to undertake an Apprenticeship qualification as a way of upskilling within your current role, you will also need to be:
- employed for a minimum of 16 hours
- supported by your employer to undertake the qualification
- committed to undertaking an average of 4-6 hours of study a month
- working in a role that is relevant to the qualification
- employed for at least 51% of your contracted hours in Wales