WJEC Children's Care, Play, Learning, and Development Level 3

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
02 September 2024


2 years

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

For entry to this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade.

Progressing Level 2 learners will need to successfully complete CCPLD Level 2 programme and demonstrate engagement and progress in Skills (Literacy/Numeracy).

In a nutshell

This qualification allows learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment and/or career progression in childcare or health settings.

This course is for you if...

... You want to work at a supervisory level

... You have a keen interest in childcare

... You have aspirations to go onto a degree in a related discipline.

What will I be doing?

This is a two-year programme, typically 3 days on campus and 2 days in a work placement.

You’ll need to undertake a minimum of 700 hours on placement over the two-year period, whilst undertaking theoretical components in college.

Learners will undertake various assessments during placements, alongside internal and external assessments for theoretical components.

On completion of the course, you'll achieve:

  • Level 3 Children 's Care, Learning and Development, Core and Practice Theory
  • L2 Core CCPLD
  • Food Hygiene
  • Paediatric First Aid

What is expected of me?

You’ll be expected to commit to 5 days of study, which includes both the teaching of the knowledge element of the qualifications in college and work placement days/blocks for the competency element of the qualifications.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation and a passion for the care industry.

What comes next?

Following completion of this course, you could consider Higher Education courses in related areas or employment in roles such as care worker, child minder, nursery nurse, play group assistants, nursery assistants, creche assistants, out of school childcare worker or Cylch Meithrin assistant.

Additional information

All learners will have to have a satisfactory DBS check prior to starting this course.

Where can I study WJEC Children's Care, Play, Learning, and Development Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 02 September 2024

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team