How do I achieve the qualification?
The course is made up of 55 credits. 37 of these credits are from mandatory units and you can choose the remaining 24 credits from 40 units, split across groups B and C.
During the course, you will cover skills such as managing team performance and principles of leadership, as well as managing your own professional development.
The course will also include personal learning and thinking skills, employment rights and responsibilities as well as Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Do I Need To Attend Classes?
Great news – there are no classes to attend! Your Parenta tutor will visit you on a regular basis to observe you at work and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements. You’ll also need to complete coursework online too, but you can carry this out at your own pace.
How long will the course take me to complete?
As with anything worthwhile, this course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. This will be up to 18 months in total, but afterwards, you’ll have the fantastic feeling of becoming a professionally recognised manager and set yourself up for a rewarding career.
You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your qualification, however you will be required to do some independent learning. You should set aside up to 10 hours a week to work towards your Level 3. You may prefer to split this time up into a few evenings a week and some time at the weekend, but it’s entirely up to you.
The course is made up of 2 parts, as follows:
Main part of the course – 15 months.
The units are based around your skills, knowledge and behaviours which you gain throughout your apprenticeship. Complete Level 3 Award (RQF) in Paediatric First Aid or Emergency First Aid, English and maths Functional Skills (Level 2).
Part 2 is in two sections – duration 3 months
- Preparation for your End Point Assessment (this is called Gateway). Upload your Level 3 Award (RQF) in Paediatric First Aid or Emergency First Aid Cert. English and maths Functional Skills Certificates (Level 2)
Evidence of portfolio work.
- End Point Assessment consisting of a multiple choice test around your skills, knowledge and behaviours and a professional discussion, supported by your portfolio.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through a mixture of ‘at home’ and ‘at work’ tasks. Before this happens, your tutor will talk to you to find out what learning style suits you best and tailor your assessments around it.
Writing from personal experience
Assignments asking you to describe/explain something
Reflections on how you dealt with past events
Observations of your work practice by your tutor
Professional discussions with your tutor (these can
also be done at home over the phone)