Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development

This programme prepares you for work in an early years setting.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10426

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Full-Time & Part-Time

Education Level Further Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022
Full-Time Newtownards
05/09/2022
Part-Time Downpatrick
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 15:00-21:30
Part-Time Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 15:00-21:30
Part-Time Newtownards
12/09/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 15:00-21:30
Part-Time Online
29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time Online
29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time Online
29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children 0-12, however, workplacement will involve working with children no older than 6. All students must have attained a placement with the 0-6 age group before joining this programme.  This is a 2 year course.
 

To achieve this qualification learners need to complete all mandatory units, plus optional units to ensure credits for Diploma fulfilled.

Part time Option: (One year course)

The course covers units that will enable students to work unsupervised with children up to the age of 6 in various settings. Students must be working in this field for a minimum of 20 hours a week. This must be a registered setting e.g. nursery, daycare or other early years settings. Child minding is not included.
 
The course consists of mandatory units which are complimented by optional units.
This qualification is based on the Skills for Care & Development National Occupational Standards (NOS).  The NOS assessment requirements/strategy and qualification structure(s) are owned by Skills for Care & Development and a minimum credit value of 65 credits.  Covers the age range from birth to 6 years old.  Requires the learner to spend a minimum of 600  hours in a real work environment and is suitable for different types of learners, including those in full time formal learning, those in part time formal learning and those in full time employment.

 

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

 After completing the Diploma you could work as: 
•  Early Years/Foundation Stage Practitioner
•  Special Educational Needs Support Worker
•  Nanny/Home-based Child Carer
•  Children’s Centre Practitioner
 

Access NI clearance will need to be processed for each student at a cost of £33

Course Modules

 There will be 8 mandatory units and three optional units which will include

  • Communication and partnerships
  • Safegurading
  • Keeping Children safe
  • support children's personal care and nutrition
  • Development of professional skills

Optional units may include :

  • Understand vulnerable children who experience poverty and disadvantage
  • Support children with learning disabilities

Ideal If:

You wish to work as a qualified Childcare practitioner in Early Years settings such as Special Educational Needs, Day Nursery, Crèche, Playgroup and as a classroom assistant. Alternatively students may progress onto Higher Education.

You'll Learn:

About keeping children safe, promoting healthy living, development of professional skills within children’s education. You will also learn about working with children with special needs and babies

You'll Love:

The practical experience you'll gain working with children during work placements.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma can lead to employment. The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development will allow for progression to Higher Education or the work setting. There is also opportunity to progress into further study within the early years sector.

You'll Need:

For this 2 year Diploma course (full time option) you will need to have the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent (Including either English, Maths or Science)
  • or a level 2 Diploma in CCLD, or BTEC First Diploma at merit or above.

You are required to complete an Access NI clearance. You will also be required to pass initial interview assessment test. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Related Courses

Higher Level Apprenticeship in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development (Management)

This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in children’s care, learning and development. It confers occupational competence to work in a management role within a regulated Early Years setting.

Childcare - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 2)

This Level 2 Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to ‘Earn while you learn’ combining on the job training and delivery, with monthly workshops to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work in the Childcare sector.

Childcare - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This Level 3 Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to ‘Earn while you learn’ combining on the job training and delivery with monthly workshops to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work in the childcare sector.

Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development

This programme prepares you for work in an early years setting.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022
Full-Time Newtownards
05/09/2022
Part-Time Downpatrick
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 15:00-21:30
Part-Time Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 15:00-21:30
Part-Time Newtownards
12/09/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 15:00-21:30
Part-Time Online
29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time Online
29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time Online
29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00

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Further Education

Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

We currently have sessions running in the following campuses:

Downpatrick (2) Lisburn (2) Newtownards (2) Online (3) Show All
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Downpatrick

05/09/2022

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Lisburn

05/09/2022

20+

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Newtownards

05/09/2022

19

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Downpatrick

12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 15:00-21:30

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£795.00

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Lisburn

12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 15:00-21:30

17

£795.00

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Newtownards

12/09/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 15:00-21:30

18

£795.00

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Online

29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00

12

£2500.00

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Online

29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00

12

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Online

29/08/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00

20+

£473.00

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