This is a work-based qualification and all evidence produced must be in relation to the individual's job role and responsibility. The award is made up of nine units, five of which are mandatory: Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people; Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children; Develop and promote positive relationships; Plan and support self-directed play; Reflect on and develop practice. In addition to the above four further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.
Applicants must be in continuous employment in a Children and Young People setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 6 months' experience. Applicants must have a sound understanding of current guidance and frameworks, legislation, policies and procedures applicable to the work setting. Selection for the course will be by interview.
at SCQF Level 7
Part time (work based)
Children and Young People