Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development - Core and Practice (Apprenticeship)

Level 3
18 months
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This 18 months course builds on the knowledge and skills needed for working with children and young people from birth to age 19. Areas of study include:

  • Principles and values
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and wellbeing, learning and development
  • Professional practice
  • The role and context of children’s care, learning and development and play provision across the UK
  • Creating positive environments.


Key information

Entry Requirements

Employment in a relevant childcare setting for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Course Delivery

Students will attend college for one day release day per week. There is an emphasis on the development of skills, with students undertaking Communications and Numeracy Essential Skills at Level 2 and Digital Literacy at Level 2.

Knowledge assignments are internally assessed. Occupational competence is assessed in placement by an occupationally qualified and competent assessor.

Progression Opportunities

At the College you could progress to the Foundation Degree in Education Learning and Development, or Childhood Development Practice.

Further study at university in a related subject such as primary teaching, early years, social inclusion, psychology or sociology.

Access programmes for careers in children’s nursing or social work.


Interested in studying this course?

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