Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook

Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook

Paperback Children and Young People's Workforce

By (author) Janet Stearns, By (author) Mark Walsh, By (author) Clare Schmieder, By (author) Elaine Millar, Edited by Janet Stearns, Edited by Mark Walsh

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  • Publisher: Collins Educational
  • Format: Paperback | 454 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 265mm x 19mm | 937g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007418434
  • ISBN 13: 9780007418435
  • Sales rank: 318,009

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An engaging, accessible and assessment-focussed, approach to the 2010 specification clearly presenting information to students on what they need to know and what they need to be able to do to acheive the qualification. The Collins Children and Young People's Workforce Level 3 title sets out the core units in clear, easily navigable spreads - each of which focusses closely on what students need to know and do to pass the qualification. Content is clearly delivered with step-by-step guidance for the student with ready-to-use assessment tasks for both knowledge and work-based evidence. These are broken down into what students need to know to pass (knowledge) and what they need to do to pass (competence). These are be linked directly to getting students the number of credits they need. There are also a number of engaging case studies to ensure that the books are rooted in real experiences of working in childcare, linking the theory to good practice. Units covered: * Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings * Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings * Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings * Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings * Understand child and young person development * Promote child and young person development * Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people * Support children and young people's health and safety * Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care * Working together for the benefit of children and young people * Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people * Context and principles for early years provision * Promote learning and development in the early years * Promote children's welfare and well being in the early years * Professional practice in early years settings * Support children's speech, language and communication

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Janet Stearns is a qualified nurse, midwife, health visitor, teacher and play therapist. She has over 25 years experience in teaching childcare in colleges and is an experienced examiner and external moderator for childcare qualifications. She currently provides professional development and training for practitioners in children's services and works both as a university lecturer and a consultant for developing new childcare qualifications. Claire Schmieder has opened and run nurseries and kindergartens forr over 16 years and was a Registered Nursery Inspector for OFSTED for 4. She has also taught childcare courses at levels 2,3,4 and 5 at Weymouth College and Bournemouth and Poole College, as well as running online courses. She is currently an Early Learning Consultant for Poole Local Authority. Mark Walsh is a registered nurse and a qualified teacher. Mark has taught academic and employment-based courses to health and social care, nursing and child care students in a number of further and higher education institutions. He is an experienced writer of textbook, teacher support and distance learning learning materials and has worked as a moderator, principal examiner and chair of examiners for major awarding bodies. Mark currently tutors for The Open University and provides mental health training and support for tutors and students in further and higher education. Elaine Millar trained and worked for many years as a general and psychiatric nurse in both child and adult fields. After spending some time working in a hostel for teenagers who were leaving care and looking after disadvantaged children from inner city Philadelphia, USA she completed a psychology degree and moved into research nursing. More recently she has combined raising a family with writing books and distance learning courses in health and social care.