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The qualification is practice based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment.
This qualification is primarily for those working in regulated childcare settings with families and children under the age of 8 and NHS children’s services for those working with families and children aged 0-19.
It is designed for learners in work based learning. The qualification will assess learners’ knowledge and practice through their work and will be able to demonstrate that they:
It is suitable for:
Learners are strongly recommended to complete the Level 2 Childcare, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification before, or alongside this qualification as this will be a requirement for practice set by Social Care Wales. It is also a feature of the Foundation Apprenticeship in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Wales).
The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years and Childcare with a specific practical focus on children under the age of 8yrs supported by knowledge and understanding of child development up to the age of 18yrs. Learners. The following topics are featured as mandatory:
The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be able to respond to the needs of children up to the age of 8yrs.
The optional units enable the learner to focus their learing and skills develop on key areas of interest relating to the children’s needs, including language immersion and positive approaches to behavioural support.
A range of healthcare units have been included to reflect the complex needs of some children who are accessing community based services.
To achieve the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 35 credits in total:
Learners must successfully complete:
Completion of the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification enables learners to work as a qualified Level 2 childcare worker in a supervised capacity. The qualification also prepares learners to progress to:
Learners will need to fulfil additional age and experience related requirements before being able to progress to some leadership roles in the sector.
Guidance for Delivery and Supporting materials for Unit 204 Supporting the care of 0-2 year olds
Guidance for Delivery and Supporting materials for Unit 206 Working with 3-7 year olds
Introduction to the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification – a learner/student guide
Guidance for Delivery and Supporting materials for Unit 205 Supporting the care of 2-3 year olds
Guidance for Delivery and Supporting materials for Unit 200 Nutrition and Hydration
Guidance for Delivery and Supporting materials for Level 2 Children’s, Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core. Unit 002 Nutrition and hydration.
These digital and print-based resources provide an important foundation for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of knowledge and skills required to contribute to the care of children aged 3-7 years, including le…