This qualification is primarily for those working in:
regulated childcare with families and children under the age of 8
NHS children’s services for those working with families and children aged 0-19.
It is designed for learners in work based learning.
It is suitable for:
learners 16 years+ working in a support role in childcare
learners have completed Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core
learners in work and undertaking Level 2 roles and responsibilities
learners returning to the workforce looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.
We strongly recommend learners complete Level 2 Childcare, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification before, or alongside this qualification: this will be a requirement for practice set by Social Care Wales.
At a Glance
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The qualification is practice based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment.
This is a flexible course, designed to suit learners who prefer to continue working alongside the qualification.
Progression & Employment
Completion of this qualification enables learners to work as a qualified Level 2 childcare worker in a supervised capacity. The qualification also prepares for progress to:
Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children & Young People)
Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development.
Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
Learners will need to fulfil additional age and experience related requirements for some leadership roles.
The qualification will assess learners’ knowledge and practice through their work and will be able to demonstrate that they
understand, and apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin children’s care, play, learning and development
understand, and apply in practice, child-centred approaches
make a positive contribution to the sector through their own practice
reflect on practice to continuously improve
understand job roles and functions within the sector
use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills within their role.
Method of Assessment
The Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: practice qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment. Candidates must successfully complete:
an externally set, internally marked set of tasks
a portfolio of evidence
a discussion with their assessor
You will be required to undertake a successful interview and be formally assessed using the WEST toolkit.
You will also require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
You will need to provide your own stationery. Sufficient time must be permitted by the workplace to allow regular meetings between Assessor, learner and Manager.