Child Care Training

This qualification is intended to build the knowledge and skills required for those who work with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse spectrum of job roles.

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Entry requirements
No formal entry requirements. The learner should be at least 16 years’ old

Unit Format
The Diploma requires 65 credits. There are 11 Mandatory Units – 27 credits

  1. Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  2. Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  3. Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  4. Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  5. Understand child and young person development
  6. Promote Child and Young Person Development
  7. Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  8. Support children and young people’s health and safety
  9. Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
  10. Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  11.  Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people

The qualification is spilt into two pathways and optional units:

Social Care:
Assessment and planning with children and young people; Promote the well-being and resilience of children and young people; Professional practice in children’s and young people's social care;

Learning and Development Support Services:
Support children and young people to achieve them education potential; Support children and young people to make positive changes in their lives; Professional practice in learning, development and support services

Optional Units, include Child Care subjects, Care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children and Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills There are many more optional units that we offer. Our Trained Assessors are happy to assist and guide learners in the selection of all their optional units.

 This qualification includes an optional unit CYPOP5 ‘Understand how to set up a home based child care service’ which can be taken as a stand- alone unit for those who wish to become Registered Childminders.

Assessments are carried out holistically. This could include direct observation in the workplace, professional discussion, a portfolio of evidence, and written assignments. Grossdale Institute provides online portfolio evidence and Assessors who will observe learners’ in their work environment.

Assessments may be:

  • Questioning
  • Observation
  • Professional
  • Discussion
  • Work Products
  • Witness Statements
  • Personal Statement

Work experience
Learners should be working, volunteering or on practical placement within a child care environment.

The duration of Level 3 Diploma Children’s and Young People’s Workforce is dependent on a learner’s individual schedule.  We, at Grossdale Institute aim to assist each learner to complete their course to the best of their abilities.  Learners complete this course within 4 to 6 months.

Careers and Employability
This qualification should assist some child care workers to progress to supervisory level in the children and young people’s workforce.

Following completion of Level 3 Diploma some learners study Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services or apply for BA(HONS) Social Work Degree.

Our staff are available to provide Careers Advice, UCAS support and Career Building to all learners.

Learners have successfully applied for job roles as:

  •  Pre-school Worker
  •  Practitioner in Day Nurseries, Nursery Schools or Reception Classes in Primary Schools
  •  Registered Childminders and Nannies
  • Learning Mentor 
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning Workers - who visit families of pre-school children at home
  • Children and Families Social Workers
  • Registered Managers of Children’s Homes
  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers
  • Youth Worker

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Meet us
Each year Grossdale Institute hold various events including Open Days which provides learners the opportunity to find out more about our range of Health and Social Care/ Learning Development courses. For specific dates and times please email:   or telephone 0208 507 1954


Our fees are subject to change every academic year. Please contact our Business Administrative Department to confirm fees and funding.

Telephone:  0208 507 1964


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