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Level 2: Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory

Level 2

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification will combine theoretical knowledge in Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development with the practical skills needed to work within the sector.

The qualification will be designed for post-16 learners who want to enter employment or further education. Learners are strongly recommended to complete the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification prior to or alongside this qualification.

What will the qualification cover?

 Topics that are likely to be included:

  • principles and values
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety
  • health, wellbeing, learning and development
  • professional practice

In addition, learners completing the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory qualification, will also develop further understanding of Child Development and Childcare services in Wales.

Qualification structure and assessment

The Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory is assessed through 90% internal assessment and 10% external assessment.  Candidates must successfully complete:

  • all assessments required as part of the practice components
  • an external examination.

What could the qualification lead to?

Completion of the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory qualification will allow learners to work as a qualified Level 2 Childcare worker in a supervised capacity. The qualification could also lead to:

  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory

 

Contact us

Allison Candy

Subject Officer
HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5093

Tania Lucas

Subject Support Officer
HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5343

Please find the key documents and course materials for this qualification below:

Draft Specification

Upcoming training and events:

Here you will find the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification.

Training and events materials archive:

Did you miss one of our previous CPD training events? Find all of the relevant materials from our latest sessions below:

CPD Presentation - Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory

Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the qualification(s) launch event along with supporting materials.

Click here to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed. (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

CPD Presentation - Level 2: Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory (Curriculum and Assessment Overview)

Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the event along with supporting materials.

All Materials presented during the event can be accessed from the download pod within the video.

Click here to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed. (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

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