Vocational qualifications are either work-related qualifications designed to enable students to gain the skills required to perform a particular job, or qualifications that may be taken as part of a wider study programme or an apprenticeship.
This qualification is intended for learners working in health and social care settings which provide services for children and young people requiring care and/or support. It is designed to support progression in employment and/or further and higher level study.
This qualification is practice-based and develops the ability of learners to practically support health and care needs of children and young people in a range of settings. Achievement of the qualification confers occupational competence.
It provides the opportunity to enrich knowledge and skills using both mandatory content and optional units in children and young people-focused settings such as individual’s homes, residential care and learning disability provision.
Please note that it is a requirement of Social Care Wales that an individual working within the health and social care sector will need both:
- the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Children and Young People) qualification and
- the Level 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) qualification
to work within specific job roles. Further details will be available on the Social Care Wales website. https://socialcare.wales/registration
100% internal assessment
All units are assessed through a range of externally set and internally marked practice-based tasks, and a portfolio of evidence.
All of the assessments must be achieved.
There are a number of key considerations for HEPs when reviewing vocational qualifications:
Visit the healthandcarelearning.wales website to find out more about the suite of Health and Social Care and Childcare qualifications for Wales and view the qualification specifications:
Level 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)