What does the qualification cover?
This qualification develops the knowledge and the skills necessary for effective communication and how to identify development needs and support for individuals. Speech, language and communication skills are essential for learning and social and emotional well-being, therefore it’s important that practitioners understand what typical development looks like for different age groups.
Who is it suitable for?
Practitioners in a wide range of settings who are looking to improve their practice and specialist learning. This includes settings for children and young people, playwork, health and social care, youth justice and Supporting Teaching and Learning.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 16 years old.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award requires 9 credits.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete it in 3 months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
- The Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator),
- Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
- Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
It does not qualify you to work but does support you in your current job or future job roles when supporting children and young people.