Speech, Language and Communication for Children (4337)

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016
This qualification will help you to recognise the pattern of typical and non-typical communication development in children and young people, and this will enable you to support successful communication development of all children.
This award has been designed for learners working as early years practitioners, for teaching assistants and for support staff in a variety of childcare settings, as well as for candidates working in health, social care, playwork, youth justice, youth work and support work settings. Learners might also be employed in the voluntary sector.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The award will enable you to:

  • Understand the importance of communication
  • Know the pattern of typical communication development
  • Support the communication development of all children
  • Recognise non-typical communication development
  • Recognise and gain support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
  • Identify how SLCN link to various impairments and to social deprivation as well as behaviour difficulties.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will take the form of a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification.

Is this level right for me?

Level 3
You are currently working with children and young people in a variety of settings and have a good range of skills and knowledge.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This Award provides opportunities for specialist learning for individuals working in a wide range of occupations in children, health and social care, playwork and youth work settings.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To assess these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

There are no eligibility requirements. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are currently working with children and young people in a variety of settings and have a good range of skills and knowledge.
There are two mandatory units and a range of optional units. Candidates will need to achieve 9 credits: 6 from the mandatory units and 3 from the optional units.

Mandatory units:
  • Support Speech, Language and Communication Development
  • Support Children and Young People's Speech, Language and Communication Skills.

Optional Units:
  • Support the Speech, Language and Communication Development of Children Who Are Learning More Than One Language
  • Support Positive Practice with Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Understand the Speech, Language and Communication Needs of Children and Young People with Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties
  • Work with Parents, Families and Carers to Support their Children's Speech, Language and Communication Development.
For further information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This Award provides opportunities for specialist learning for individuals working in a wide range of occupations in children, health and social care, playwork and youth work settings.

Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People's Speech, Language and Communication (4337-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young people's speech, language and communication

  • Accreditation No: 600/3011/2 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: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 68 - 73 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: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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