This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment or a work placement. It is suitable for the following:
Learners not yet in employment must complete a minimum of 700 hours work placement; this must be in a Level 3 role working with children under the age of 8 years. Hours undertaken whilst in a Level 2 role cannot contribute to total requirement.
The content for this qualification is still being finalised although the following themes are likely to be included:
The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units. It will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence that includes direct observation of practice as well as internally assessed tasks.
Completion of the Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification enables learners to work as a qualified Level 3 childcare worker in an unsupervised capacity and in many work settings to undertake a leadership role. The qualification could also lead to:
Learners may also be interested in other qualifications within the suite including:
Here you will find the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification:
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:
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Here is a video recording of the key messages shared at the qualification(s) launch event along with supporting materials.
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