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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.
Head to our Training and Events page for the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification.
|Level 2/3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice Network Meeting (May 2020)||Click here to view|
|Q&As from CCPLD Practice Network Meetings (May 2020)||Click here to download|
|City & Guilds / WJEC Phase 3 2020 21 delivery and assessment mitigations (September 2020)||Click here to view|
|Q&As from Phase 3 2020 21 delivery and assessment mitigations (September 2020)||Click here to view|
|Level 2 and 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualifications Autumn Network (2020)||Click here to view|
|Level 2/3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development Practice - Network Meeting (March 2021)||Click here to view|
|Level 2 CCPLD Practice and Theory Network Meeting (Spring 2021)||Click here to view|
|Example Practice Assessment (Observation and Reflective Log) (November 2021)||Click here to view|
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