The Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory qualification combines theoretical knowledge in children's care, play, learning and development with the practical skills needed to work within the sector.
It is primarily designed for post-16 learners in further education who are:
This qualification is suitable for learners who have achieved a Level 2 qualification including the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory or who have no previous knowledge of the children's care, play, learning and development sectors.
Learners who have not yet completed the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualifications are strongly advised to do so prior to or alongside this qualification.
This qualification allows learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment and/or career progression in childcare or health settings.
It combines both practice units that are assessed within the workplace with additional theoretical knowledge. The practice element of this qualification mirrors that of the Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice qualification.
By completing this qualification, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:
Learners are required to complete a minimum of 700 hours of work placement to achieve this qualification.
The Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory is credit based and allows learners to combine mandatory units with a wide-range of optional units depending on their work placement or future career aspirations. Learners must complete a minimum of 72 credits in total.
The mandatory units are:
|300||Promoting core practice in children’s care, play, learning and development||Internal||18|
|301||Promoting play, learning, growth and development||Internal||5|
|302||Promoting nutrition and hydration in early years||Internal||4|
|303||Responding to childhood illness, infestation/infection, disease and immunisation||Internal||3|
At least one of the following:
|304||Promoting the care of 0-2 year olds||Internal||4|
|305||Promoting the care of 2-3 year olds||Internal||4|
|306||Promoting the care of 3-7 year olds||Internal||6|
Plus the following mandatory theory units:
|330||Principles and theories that influence children's care, play, learning and development in the 21st century in Wales||External||19|
|331||Investigating current issues in children's care, play, learning and development in Wales||External||3|
The Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory qualification is assessed through 70% internal assessment and 30% external assessment. Candidates must successfully complete:
An assessment pack detailing the requirements of the internal assessment can be downloaded from the key documents and supporting materials tab of the qualification page.
Completion of the Level 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory qualification provides a suitable foundation for the study of early years and childcare through a range of higher education courses, or apprenticeships.
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