Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development - Practice and Theory (L2)

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

This one year course builds on the knowledge and skills needed for working with children and young people from birth to age 19. This is a competency based qualification requiring you to achieve 300 hours in a work placement...

Areas of study include:

  • Principles and values
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Health and wellbeing, learning and development
  • Professional practice
  • Behaviour management
  • Develop further understanding of child development and child care services in Wales. 

Learners will also complete the Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core Qualification alongside this qualification

Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.


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Entry Requirements

A suitable Level 1 qualification or two GCSEs at grade C and at least a D in English Language. You must complete a DBS prior to enrolling on the course. Cost is approximately £40.

Course Delivery

A large part of the assessment takes place in your work placement, but you are also required to compile a portfolio of evidence from both placement and college.

Progression Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course can progress to work in the sector or to the Level 3 CACHE Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development. This can be done as a full time course in college or as part of a work based apprenticeship, which involves working in a childcare setting and attending college for one day a week.


Course deliverable in Welsh: