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Level 2: Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core

Level 2

This qualification will be designed for individuals working in, or intending to work, in the Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development sectors.

What will the qualification cover?

The qualification will cover the core knowledge and understanding required to work within the Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development sectors. By studying this qualification, learners will:

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of the core principles and values which underpin children's care, play, learning and development practice
  • understand how legislation, national policies, guidance and frameworks support children’s care, play, learning and development
  • appreciate factors that impact upon the health, well-being, learning and development of children
  • consider the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of early years and childcare workers
  • understand the purpose of legislation, national policies, procedures and codes of conduct and practice in relation to the safeguarding of children

 

Qualification structure and assessment

The qualification will be assessed through a series of internally assessed tasks which can be taken throughout the qualification or at its end. There will also be one externally marked multiple choice question paper.

What could the qualification lead to?

Completion of the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification could lead to:

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

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

Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development Curriculum and Assessment Events

These one day events are designed for those involved in delivery of the Level 2 or 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development qualifications. They are part of a series of events designed to support centres as they prepare to become approved to deliver the new qualifications.

The day will incorporate workshop activities relating to the new qualifications and provide you with the opportunity to revisit the qualification content and structure.

Dates and locations:

Pontypridd - 19 March

Pontypridd - 20 March

Llandrindod Wells - 25 March

Llandrindod Wells - 26 March

Bangor - 28 March

Bangor - 29 March

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