Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents

The Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents is for you if you support and work with parents and children in an array of different settings such as a:

  • Parent Liaison officer
  • Home School Support Adviser
  • Parent Support Adviser
  • Parenting Group Leader/Facilitator
  • Parenting Support Home Visitor
  • Senior Support Workers
  • Multi-agency staff delivering parenting support e.g. Youth Offending teams
  • Family practitioners
  • Parenting practitioners in settings that provide services to parents

Course Aims

  • To help you build the knowledge you’ll need to work effectively with parents.
  • Work with parents to them understand their role and meet their children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs in family life.

Mandatory Units

  • Build and maintain relationships in work with parents
  • Work with parents to meet their children’s needs
  • Enable parents to develop ways of handling relationships and behaviour that contribute to everyday life with children
  • Enable parents to reflect on the influences in parenting and the parent-child relationship
  • Effective communication with parents

Optional Units

  • Support parents to gain knowledge and access information services
  • Contribute to providing safe and inclusive environments for parents
  • Support parents to meet their children’s needs
  • Contribute to work with groups of parents
  • Build and maintain team relationships with colleagues engaged in work with parents
  • Reflect on and update own knowledge and practice
  • Build and maintain relationships with the wider community
  • Work with groups of parents
  • Provide services that meet parents’ needs
  • Engage parents in their children’s early learning
  • Engage young parents in supporting their children’s learning and development
  • Engage fathers in their children’s early learning
  • Work with parents to understand and meet their own needs
  • Deliver services that value and respect parents
  • Provide environments that are sensitive to the culture, religion, gender or disability of the parents
  • Caseload management
  • Support families with complex and multiple needs towards learning, training and employment
  • Support parents in their couple relationship
  • Support parents to understand and manage the impact of their conflict on children


To achieve the Level 3 Certificate you will be assessed on the following –

  • Provide evidence of your knowledge and understanding as well as your practical competence in the real working environment.
  • Your performance through observations or witness testimonies.
  • Knowledge through assignments, work products, professional discussion and group work.

Course Criteria

  • 85% attendance (if attending taught classroom sessions)
  • Portfolio (made up of your knowledge and performance evidence)

Final Grade


Duration: 9 months, but can be completed sooner.

Price: £860