Health and Social Care (Children & Young People)

Level 3 Apprenticeship


This qualification is for individuals that are currently employed within settings such as domiciliary or residential child care, residential family centres or foster care or community based healthcare and can be delivered through work-based learning. It is expected that learners have a degree of autonomy in their role and are supporting/supervising others to deliver high quality care.

It is suitable for learners who have successfully completed one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core
  • Learners who have successfully completed the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification
  • Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts
  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core
  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
  • GCSE Health and Social Care, and Childcare
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice.

It is highly recommended that learners have completed the core qualification prior to, or alongside the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) as this will be a requirement for practice set by Social Care Wales. It is also a feature of the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Wales).

What is covered on the course?

The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:

  • Principles and practice (children and young people)
  • Health and well-being (children and young people)
  • Professional practice
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • A range of practice areas such as working with families and carers or children who are looked after.

Key Info

Course duration

19 months

Entry requirements

This qualification cannot be completed on work placement. Learners must be providing support to children and young people in health and social care or community healthcare settings. The apprentice must be employed, working more than 16 hours per week and have completed at least 3 months of their probation period. They must have an understanding of and use of IT equipment.


On successful completion of the qualification, the individual will be awarded the following:

  • Health and Social Care Core Level 2 (Children & Young People)
  • Health and Social Care Practice Level 3 (Children & Young People)
  • Essential Skills in Maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)
Everything that Aspiration Training have supported me through has been great. I’m very grateful for such a positive experience with maximum support to get me the qualification I want to better myself and further my career in care work.
Ashleigh Smith Care Co-ordinator
Aspiration Training is our only training provider, being the most efficient, helpful, always friendly, and happy to help should there be any issues.
Having this level of support is very much appreciated as some of the learners do require extra support and guidance.
Jackie Tomkins Nursery Manager

What happens after my apprenticeship?

At Aspiration Training, we provide every learner with a career pathway. This is a plan with clear, practical steps our learners can take to achieve the career of their dreams.

Our career pathways show typical routes through the various stages of learning, the knowledge and skills that will be learnt along the way and the career options that may be available as a result.

Career Progression is available across a number of levels, meaning, with hard work and determination, the sky is the limit.

Explore the pathways below to find out more about the typical job titles associated with each career.

Career Pathway - Adult Care