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Children and Young People Level 3 (PLA)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    18 months

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Children and Young People Level 3 (PLA)

Part-time Courses

Course Description

This qualification is required for learners to work in specific job roles within the health and social care sector as set out in Social Care Wales Qualification Framework for Social care and Child care

The Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young people) qualification will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within a health and social care setting.

Learners must be in employment in either a residential school, work as a foster carer, or work in a specialist childcare centre.

Entry Criteria

Be contracted to a minimum of 16 hours per week.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


Online teaching sessions offered during the day/twilight sessions to meet the requirements of your work patterns.

Online monthly meetings with your assessor.

Observations, direct learning from the individual, professional discussions, and whiteness testimonies from the employer.

Reflections of your working practices will need to be completed as well as preparing for your observations at the setting through structured tasks.


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence (Using the Onefile e-portfolio).

  • Written work, observations, and discussions.

  • Exam – to include 3 Case study tests and 1 multiple choice test for the Level 2 Children and Young People Core.


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Other details

Course type: Part-time Courses

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Children’s Development & Education

Children’s Development & Education

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Children’s Development & Education

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