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      CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce

      This Level 3 qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split into two pathways, Social Care and Learning and Development Support Services.

      This qualification is a must-have for all childcare practitioners who are working in a social care setting with children and young people or for practitioners providing advice and guidance to children and young people. If you are working in the early years with children aged 0 – 5 years please see your Early Years Educator qualification.

      Course Details & Delivery

      Course Delivery: This is a blended learning course and will include distance learning, 1:1 tutorials with your tutor and assessments in the workplace.

      Areas of Delivery: Babyem have assessors and are able to support learners within South, South East, South West and The Midlands.

      Cost of Course: £1,285 (flexible finance schemes are available, please contact 0208 986 9008 for more information)

      Length of Course: You can usually complete the course within 1 year.

      Course Topics & Structure

      Course structure: The Diploma has two pathways which are Social Care and Learning, Development and Support Services.

      Credit value: The total minimum credit value needed to achieve the qualification is 65. You will need to be working or volunteering in a setting and you must be over the age of 16 years.

      Who should complete this course?

      The qualification has two pathways, the Social Care pathway and the Learning and Development Support Services Pathway. Based on the pathway being completed, candidates may choose to work in the following roles: 

      Social Care Pathway:

      •  Supporting Teaching and Learning Workers – who visit families of pre-school children at home

      •  Foster Carers

      •  Children and Families Social Workers

      •  Registered Managers of Children’s Homes, plus Deputy and Assistant Managers

      •  Residential Childcare Workers

      •  Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers

      •  Youth Worker

      Learning and Development Support Services Pathway:

      •  Learning Mentor/Careers advisor


      This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. Working with your assessor, you will have to show evidence that you can meet the outcomes using a variety of methods including being assessed by your assessor, work products, written evidence, projects, previous training or verbal discussions. There are a range of mandatory units which everyone must complete and the optional units allow you to tailor the course to meet your needs and interests.


      You will need to be working or volunteering in a setting and you must be over the age of 16 years.


      Learners can enrol and start the course at any time. If you require further information or wish to pay by cheque, or make a payment directly please call 0208 986 9008 or email: info@babyem.co.uk


      Babyem staff are always helpful and professional! My assessor was excellent, she marked my assignments promptly offering helpful feedback.

      Ruth Corbin, 2015

      I have learned a lot from the course I have done. I was enrolment was straightforward and quick. I was provided with one to one support throughout, and in addition to the face to face visits, I was easily able to contact my assessor by email, phone and SKYPE which was reassuring, especially as I was juggling children. Well on my way to gain a nursery nurse qualification.

      Debra Calomey, 2015