Health & Social Care

Certificate/Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Get the skills and experience to develop your career in child care in a wide range of settings. Qualifications for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and in Children’s Care, Learning and Development can help you develop your career as a childminder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager.

Level 2 will suit you if you work, or are about to work, in a supporting role as a nursery assistant, creche worker or special educational needs assistant. You want to work with children, but you’ll generally work under supervision.

The Level 3 diploma is aimed at those people already working in the Children and Young People sector. For example, you may be working as a childminder, day care supervisor, SureStart worker, community nursery nurse or as a learning mentor. You may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities. You want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.

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Diploma in Health and Social Care for Adults

This wide-ranging qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

A Diploma in Health and Social Care is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care. You can choose a pathway that suits your role – for example, working with people with a learning disability, people with dementia or children and young people.

This is the main qualification required by the Quality Care Commission in England and the Care Councils in Wales and Northern Ireland.

These are the recognised qualifications for care workers and senior care workers in health and social care.

To take the Level 3 qualification, you must be working in a care setting already. For the Level 2 qualification, you may have no previous experience, or you might be working in care and want recognition for your current skills.

Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Adult or Children) Level 5

Show that you have the skills needed to keep a care-provision organisation running smoothly with the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. This 2-3 year qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your managerial and care skills, allowing you to help more people. It also fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children’s homes or adult residential and domiciliary services.

This qualification is for those already working in health and social care. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level. This level will suit you if you are responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. You might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 9:43 am