Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development – Practice and Theory

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

This Level 2 course is specifically designed for 16+ year-olds, to give you the essential knowledge and skills needed to start on a fulfilling career in childcare. The course provides the perfect starting point for your career in early years education, whether you want to work in nurseries, preschools, or as a childminder.  

You will develop essential skills, knowledge, and practical experience to make a positive impact on the lives of young children. Over the year, you will attend work placement regularly and have taught sessions in college by friendly, supportive and knowledgeable staff. 

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Entry Requirements

  • 2 GCSEs at grade C and at least a D in English Language, or a suitable level 1 course with a positive tutor report 
  • You must complete a DBS prior to enrolling on the course (approximately £40). 

Course Delivery

This full-time course has two elements: WJEC Level 2 Core and Level 2 Practice and Theory which will be completed over 1 academic year.   
To achieve your Core qualification, we will prepare you to pass one multiple choice assessment.  

To achieve the practice and theory qualification you will be supported to complete a placement portfolio. This will involve you observing and planning activities for children aged 0-7 years.   

In addition, you will complete a theory exam based on content taught in class with a resit opportunity.  
All assessments are graded pass or fail. 

Progression Opportunities

Passing this course will provide opportunities for you to apply for:

Additional Information

  • We will help and support you to find a suitable placement when starting with us  
  • A clean DBS (police check) is required before you can start.  
Course deliverable in Welsh: