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Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Top-Up)

This programme prepares you for work in an early years setting
Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
1 Years
Level 3

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from conception to 19 years of age.
To achieve this qualification learner’s need to complete all mandatory units, plus optional units. to ensure credits for Diploma fulfilled.
What type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

•  Care Worker
•  Child Minder
•  Nursery Nurse
•  Play Group Assistants
•  Nursery Assistants
•  Creche Assistants
•  Out of School Childcare Worker
•  Cylch Miethrin Assistant


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Available Sessions

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Course Modules

 Units that are covered are as follows:

  • Promote communication in health, social care & young people's settings
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's & young people's settings
  • Promote equality & inclusion in health, social care & young people's settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's young people's settings
  • Understand Child and Young Person Development
  • Promote Child and Young Person Development
  • Understand how to safeguard the Wellbeing of Child and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People's Health & Safety
  • Develop Positive Relationship with Children, Young People and Others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of Children & Young People
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Context & Principles for early years provision
  • Promote learning and development in the early years
  • Promote Children's welfare and well being in the early years
  • Professional practice in early years settings
  • Support Children's speech, language and communication

Ideal If:

 If you want to work as an Early Years teacher, as 3 Extended Assignments carry UCAS points, so you will leave with the equivalent of 3 A-levels.

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:

onto employment or the Level 4 foundation degree in Early years or teacher training.

You'll Need:

GCSE English and Maths.

Level 3 Diploma in Children's Care & Learning and Development. 

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.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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