The Level 3 Diploma in Intergenerational Care and Education (CACHE accredited) 550 GLH
This Diploma forms a comprehensive qualification in Intergenerational Care and comprises of 7 units. Learners choose to complete Unit 3 or 4 rather than both. The full Diploma incorporates Unit 1 and 2 from the Award and Certificate.
This Diploma will give the learner a full understanding of intergenerational work and the opportunity to set up their own IG practice in their own centre. Learners who opt for the full Diploma course must be qualified and working in early years, educational or care settings.
Unit 1 - Understanding the principles and processes of intergenerational work.
Which provides the basic understanding of the definitions, processes and general concepts of intergenerational work necessary to bring different generations together and relationships between them as well.
Unit 2 - Observation and reflection of Intergenerational work
This provides an opportunity to observe and reflect upon intergenerational work in practice against the definitions, processes and concepts taught in unit 1.
This can be studied as a standalone course or as part of the Diploma
Unit 3 - Understanding dementia and other age-related conditions
This unit provides a basic understanding of dementia and other age related conditions. This unit should be studied by childcare practitioners.
Unit 4 - Understanding child development and the government statutory guidance for schools
This unit provides a basic understanding of child development. It will explore the statutory framework for the EYFS and the Development Matters Guidance in order to facilitate safe and appropriate intergenerational (IG) engagement.
Unit 5 - Understanding and assessing the risks of Intergenerational work including health and safety, infection control and safeguarding
This unit is concerned with the understanding and assessment of the risks of intergenerational work and ways to overcome these risks.
Unit 6 - Effective Intergenerational Practice: Observation, Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
This unit facilitates a holistic approach that ensures that the child and older person are
always central to the programme.
Unit 7 - Volunteers and Teamwork: Developing an understanding in cooperative strategies when working together in intergenerational settings.
This unit considers working with other practitioners and volunteers within intergenerational work.
Unit 8 - Developing, delivering and evaluating a differentiated, purposeful, relationship-based intergenerational programme appropriate for various needs and abilities with a team of practitioners and volunteers.
This unit is the culmination of the full course of intergenerational training and will give learners the opportunity to implement the skills and knowledge they have gained through this course of study. Students will feel empowered to take a lead in developing and delivering high-quality intergenerational programmes.
Course start dates
Level 3 Diploma
Learners will need to have previously completed the Level 3 Certificate.
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