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

Level 3

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification will combine theoretical knowledge in Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development with the practical skills needed to work within the sector.

The qualification will be designed for post-16 learners who want to enter employment or further education. Learners are strongly recommended to complete the Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification prior to or alongside this qualification. On completion, learners will be able to work as a qualified Level 3 Childcare worker.

What will the qualification cover?

The qualification will combine the content from the Level 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice with additional knowledge areas.

The topics likely to be included:

  • principles and values
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety
  • health, well-being, learning and development
  • professional practice

Learners will also gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the role and context of children's care, learning development and play provision in the 21st century in Wales and across the UK
  • creating positive environments for children's care, play, learning and development

 

Qualification structure and assessment

Assessment approaches for the practice elements are in the process of being developed. Guidance will be provided on the structure and nature of assessment in summer 2018.

The additional knowledge components will be assessed through a combination of external examinations and assignments.

What could the qualification lead to?

Completion of the Level 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory qualification could lead to:

  • knowledge and competence to practice in the workplace
  • progression to higher education
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
  • Level 4 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development with Specialism

 

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

There are no documents available for this qualification at the moment.

The latest information Professional Development events and learning opportunities will be available here from autumn 2018.

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