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Key features and benefits

  • Study at our World Class Campus
  • Fantastic learning facilities
  • We work with over 3,000 employers to help you find a job
  • Rated "Good" by Ofsted in all areas - as of January 2022

This is a part time course for adults who are employed in a children and young person’s setting.

  • Entry Requirements

    You must be employed in an appropriate child care setting. For the social care pathway this may include foster care, respite, community based or domiciliary care.

  • What will I study?

    You will complete 11 mandatory units and various optional units from a wide choice. The Level 3 Diploma is made up of 65 credits and some of the topics you will cover are:

    • Safeguarding and well being
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Promoting Communication
    • Principles of duty of care
    • Health & safety
    • Child and young person development
    • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • What can I do next?

    You may progress on to a Foundation Degree or a level 5 qualification in Leadership.

  • Explore Your Career Options

    Click on each of the Careers to explore more - from top salaries to job descriptions

  • For more information

    For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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Blackburn College Results August 2021