Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development Level 2

  • £862 per year

  • 2 years (1 day per week, 10 am – 3.30 pm)

This Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification has been designed for post-16 students in Wales, working or seeking to work in regulated childcare settings with families and children under the age of 8, NHS children’s services for those working with families and children 0-19 (this includes child health settings).

Completing this qualification enables you to:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the core principles and values which underpin children’s care, play, learning and development practice
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of ways of working in the children’s care, play, learning and development sectors
  • Develop knowledge and understanding which informs effective practice within children’s care, play, learning and development
  • Have the core knowledge and understanding to support progression onto further study or employment within children’s care, play, learning and development

To achieve the qualification, you must achieve the following five mandatory units:

  • Principles and values of children’s care, play, learning and development (0-19 years of age)
  • Health, wellbeing, learning and development
  • Professional practice as an Early Years and Childcare Worker
  • Safeguarding children
  • Health and safety in children’s care, play, learning and development

The Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.

You must successfully complete:

  • Three externally set, internal scenario-based assessments
  • One externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test

This qualification is suitable for those who have achieved a Level 1 qualification or have no previous knowledge of the children’s care, play, learning and development sectors.

The qualification covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the new All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years and Childcare and reflects a range of different roles and ages.

This qualification supports you to progress to further qualifications including those within the suite of health and social care and childcare qualifications for Wales:

  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice OR Practice and Theory
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice OR Practice and Theory

The qualification also supports opportunities into employment. However, it should be noted:

  • It is a requirement that Social Care Wales hosts a list of required qualifications which an individual working within the children’s care, learning and development sector will need. It will be a requirement of this list that those working within children’s care, learning and development sector will require both the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification and a practice qualification relevant to the role.

For more information on requirements to work within the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector, please refer to Social Care Wales’ qualification framework for social care and regulated childcare in Wales.

Those working in regulated childcare settings with children aged 8-12 years will also need to complete an additional playwork qualification identified by Skills Active to meet regulatory requirements.

Completing this qualification enables you to:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the core principles and values which underpin children’s care, play, learning and development practice
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of ways of working in the children’s care, play, learning and development sectors
  • Develop knowledge and understanding which informs effective practice within children’s care, play, learning and development
  • Have the core knowledge and understanding to support progression onto further study or employment within children’s care, play, learning and development

To achieve the qualification, you must achieve the following five mandatory units:

  • Principles and values of children’s care, play, learning and development (0-19 years of age)
  • Health, wellbeing, learning and development
  • Professional practice as an Early Years and Childcare Worker
  • Safeguarding children
  • Health and safety in children’s care, play, learning and development

The Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.

You must successfully complete:

  • Three externally set, internal scenario-based assessments
  • One externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test

This qualification is suitable for those who have achieved a Level 1 qualification or have no previous knowledge of the children’s care, play, learning and development sectors.

The qualification covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the new All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years and Childcare and reflects a range of different roles and ages.

This qualification supports you to progress to further qualifications including those within the suite of health and social care and childcare qualifications for Wales:

  • Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice OR Practice and Theory
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice OR Practice and Theory

The qualification also supports opportunities into employment. However, it should be noted:

  • It is a requirement that Social Care Wales hosts a list of required qualifications which an individual working within the children’s care, learning and development sector will need. It will be a requirement of this list that those working within children’s care, learning and development sector will require both the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core qualification and a practice qualification relevant to the role.

For more information on requirements to work within the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector, please refer to Social Care Wales’ qualification framework for social care and regulated childcare in Wales.

Those working in regulated childcare settings with children aged 8-12 years will also need to complete an additional playwork qualification identified by Skills Active to meet regulatory requirements.

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