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Qualification name Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation NCFE
Location Available nationally
Course type Work based
Course start date Flexible
Cost description This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This programme is designed for people who work as as childminder, day care supervisor or community nursery nurse.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Anyone undertaking the programme must be working in an appropriate setting to allow for competency based assessments.

View the key features of this course.

Whilst on programme learners will develop their knowledge and skills in a range of areas including: child development, safeguarding, wellbeing, developing positive relationships, positive outcomes and duty of care.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Programmes will be delivered through a blended learning model .Teaching, learning and assessment will be conducted using online tools, an Eportfolio and work based visits.

Find out what material you will need.

Learners will require a desktop computer or laptop to undertake assessment through their Eportfolio, with a strong internet connection to facilitate online teaching sessions.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Assessments will take place in the workplace and through an online portfolio and will include the following methods: observation, professional discussion, questioning, and projects and assignments.

Look at the further opportunities available.

Learners will be assessed using a range of methods to suit their individual needs. These may include (but are not limited to) written and oral questioning, assignments, reflective activities, projects, observation of practice.

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