Work with Parents (3599)

Last Updated: 08 Sep 2016
Get the skills you need to work effectively with parents, helping them to understand their role and meet their children's social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs in family life.

Awards and Certificates in Work with Parents can help you start a career, develop your role and continue your professional development.
An Award or Certificate in Work with Parents is for anybody supporting and working with parents and children.

There are options to suit every level of experience - whether you're looking for a first job, developing your career or already working as a manager for a parent support service.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on your level, you'll cover subjects like:

  • building relationships with parents
  • working with parents to meet their children's needs
  • engaging parents in their children's learning
  • working with groups of parents.

For an Award or Certificate in Work with Parents your centre will put together your learning programme.

You'll be assessed on a portfolio of evidence that you gather during the qualification. If you choose unit 310 Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector, you'll also be assessed as you deliver a micro teaching session and complete an assignment.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You're looking to start a career in work with parents. You may have some experience - perhaps you're a parent yourself, you've been through parenting courses and are now a parenting mentor. You might also work as part of a team, supporting someone delivering services to parents.

Level 3
You deliver frontline services to parents/carers in children's centres or extended schools.

Level 4
You are a manager or potential manager delivering parenting services. You want to further your skills and develop a particular area of your role.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award or Certificate in Work with Parents can help you start your career in the work with parents sector or progress within the industry.

You can use these qualifications to work with parents in roles like:

  • Parent liaison officer
  • Home school support advisor
  • Parent support advisor
  • Parenting group leader/Facilitator
  • Parenting support/Home visitor
  • Senior support worker
  • Child care practitioner
  • Family support worker
  • Health visitor
  • Social worker.

To help develop your career working with parents and children, you might also be interested in other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Higher Level Study Skills (4464)
  • Level 3 or 4 S/NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171/4)
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People pathway (3172).

Leadership and management courses to help you move forward with your career are also available through our sister organisation ILM.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment. You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

If your learners choose unit 310 Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector, you'll assess them as they deliver a micro teaching session and complete an assignment.

You can get fast-track approval if you offer:

  • Award/Certificate in Work with Parents (3598)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development (3177-02)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development (3177-03)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Work with Children (3596-03)
  • Level 2 N/SVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171-02)
  • Level 3 N/SVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171-03)
  • Level 3 N/SVQ in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People pathway (3172-32)
  • Level 3 NVQ in Community Development Work (3057-03)
  • Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People pathway (3172-42)
  • Level 4 NVQ in Community Development Work (3057-04).

 

These qualifications are not approved for use by candidates under the age of 16. Restrictions apply to candidates under the age of 18 working unsupervised with children.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Any adult learner can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

The Level 2 Award in Work with Parents will suit you if you're looking to start a career in the field. You may have some experience - perhaps you're a parent yourself, you've been through parenting courses and are now a parenting mentor. You might also work as part of a team.

At this level you need to gain 12 credits from a range of units. There is one core unit:

  • Build and maintain relationships in work with parents (6 credits).

You then select two optional units from:

  • Support parents to gain knowledge and access information and services (3 credits)
  • Contribute to providing safe and inclusive environments for parents (3 credits)
  • Support parents to meet their children's needs (3 credits)
  • Contribute to work with groups of parents (3 credits).

Full unit details are available within the qualification handbook.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award or Certificate in Work with Parents can help you start your career in the work with parents sector or progress within the industry.

You can use these qualifications to work with parents in roles like:

  • Parent liaison officer
  • Home school support advisor
  • Parent support advisor
  • Parenting group leader/Facilitator
  • Parenting support/Home visitor
  • Senior support worker
  • Child care practitioner
  • Family support worker
  • Health visitor
  • Social worker.

To help develop your career working with parents and children, you might also be interested in other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Higher Level Study Skills (4464)
  • Level 3 or 4 S/NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171/4)
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People pathway (3172).

Leadership and management courses to help you move forward with your career are also available through our sister organisation ILM.

Level 2 Award in Work with Parents (3599-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Award in Work with Parents

  • Accreditation No: 500/5987/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 70 - 70 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you deliver frontline services to parents and carers in children's centres or extended schools.

There are two qualifications available at this level:

  • Level 3 Award in Work with Parents
  • Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents.

To gain the award, you need to gain 12 credits from a range of units, including:

  • Build and maintain relationships in work with parents (core unit: 6 credits).
  • Enable parents to reflect on the influences in parenting and the parent-child relationship (3 credits)
  • Provide environments that are sensitive to the culture, religion, gender or disability of the parents (3 credits).

To achieve the longer certificate, you must achieve 30 credits from a range of units that have been grouped into core units (A and B) and optional units (C), at Levels 2 and 3. Units include:

  • Build and maintain relationships in work with parents (core unit: 6 credits).
  • Work with parents to meet their children's needs (core unit: 3 credits)
  • Enable parents to reflect on the influences in parenting and the parent-child relationship (core unit: 6 credits)
  • Support parents to gain knowledge and access information and services (optional unit: 3 credits)
  • Build and maintain relationships with the wider community (optional unit: 3 credits).

Full unit details are available within the qualification handbook.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award or Certificate in Work with Parents can help you start your career in the work with parents sector or progress within the industry.

You can use these qualifications to work with parents in roles like:

  • Parent liaison officer
  • Home school support advisor
  • Parent support advisor
  • Parenting group leader/Facilitator
  • Parenting support/Home visitor
  • Senior support worker
  • Child care practitioner
  • Family support worker
  • Health visitor
  • Social worker.

To help develop your career working with parents and children, you might also be interested in other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Higher Level Study Skills (4464)
  • Level 3 or 4 S/NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171/4)
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People pathway (3172).

Leadership and management courses to help you move forward with your career are also available through our sister organisation ILM.

Level 3 Award in Work with Parents (3599-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Award in Work with Parents

  • Accreditation No: 500/5990/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 70 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents (3599-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents

  • Accreditation No: 500/5988/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 170 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents - Parent Support Adviser Pathway (3599-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents - Parent Support Adviser Pathway

  • Accreditation No: 500/5988/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 170 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

The Level 4 Award in Work with Parents is ideal if you are a manager or potential manager delivering parenting services. You want to continue your professional development.

This level is comprised of one core unit:

  • Build and maintain relationships in work with parents (6 credits).

Full unit details are available within the qualification handbook.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award or Certificate in Work with Parents can help you start your career in the work with parents sector or progress within the industry.

You can use these qualifications to work with parents in roles like:

  • Parent liaison officer
  • Home school support advisor
  • Parent support advisor
  • Parenting group leader/Facilitator
  • Parenting support/Home visitor
  • Senior support worker
  • Child care practitioner
  • Family support worker
  • Health visitor
  • Social worker.

To help develop your career working with parents and children, you might also be interested in other qualifications such as:

  • Level 4 Higher Level Study Skills (4464)
  • Level 3 or 4 S/NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171/4)
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People pathway (3172).

Leadership and management courses to help you move forward with your career are also available through our sister organisation ILM.

Level 4 Award in Work with Parents (3599-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Award in Work with Parents

  • Accreditation No: 500/5984/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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