It may be that you would like to work with babies or young children, at home as a childminder or nanny, in a children’s centre, in a nursery or reception class attached to a school or in other early years settings where children are cared for. You might wish to work with children or young people in care or leaving care, with young offenders or perhaps as a mentor supporting learning and development. If any of these roles appeal to you then these are the qualifications you need to consider taking.
Developed specifically for learners and practitioners who work or want to work in the children and young people’s sector:
• Early Years with young children who are attending settings that deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage or the early years
framework in your home country.
• Social Care with children or young people who are either young offenders, in foster care, other care or attending family
centres and whom have a social worker, support or youth worker.
• The Learning, Development and Support Services.
They provide the skills and knowledge that everyone who works in the sector is expected to have.
So what job roles does that include?
Our qualifications cover a wide range of job roles from assistants to managers. These are shown at the end of each qualification page and cover:
The core Children and Young People’s Workforce which consists of:
People who work or volunteer with children, young people and their families, or whom are responsible for their outcomes at all times.
The wider Children and Young People’s Workforce which consists of:
People who work or volunteer with children, young people and/or their families part of the time, or whom are responsible for their outcomes as part of their jobs.
The Department for Education website will provide you with more detailed information about the sector.