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.
Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the DfE performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds by the Secretary of State for Education in England under Section 96, where this is in the best interests of individual students.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW) is suitable for delivery as a two-year, full-time qualification which incorporates the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
The qualification comprises:
- the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce to meet the requirements to work in the Children and Young People’s Workforce
- additional extended units to assess, build and develop students’ higher level knowledge and skills
- three extended assessments based on knowledge which has been gained throughout the entire learning programme
This qualification is appropriate for those who might like to progress to a degree in a related discipline.
A* – E
The CYPW units will be internally assessed using a range of methods.
The extended units will be internally assessed using mandatory assessment tasks.
The three extended assessments will be externally assessed.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce had an operational end date of 31st December 2014. Therefore, the specification is no longer available and we are no longer accepting learner registrations.