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Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory Level 3 - Extended Diploma Available in Welsh

Level 3
Tycoch, Gorseinon
Two years
Welsh delivery
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch), 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


This Level 3 course is specifically designed for individuals who have a passion for working with children and are interested in pursuing a career in the field of childcare, early years education, or related areas.

Over the duration of the course, you will complete a portfolio based on your placement experiences. You will also be observed by your assessor at placement. You will be taught how to provide children with the best play and learning experiences possible as well as caring for their basic needs. 

Key information

  • Two years full-time 
  • Split week- placement and college attendance 
  • Block placement weeks 
  • Assessments include work placement observations and WJEC set written assessment.

Passing this course gives you a qualification that allows progression to university or into the world of work. Employment opportunities include working in a day nursey or as a teaching assistant. University opportunities include studying teaching, nursing, early years degree, play therapy or social work.

  • As part of this course, you will also study Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core 
  • A DBS check (approximately £40) is required before you start placement 
  • We will help you find a suitable placement.

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