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Foundation Apprenticeship - Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development Level 2

At a glance

  • Part Time

  • 21 Months

  • Ammanford Campus

Our Level 2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning & Development Apprenticeship will develop your knowledge and understanding of the core principles and values required to work within the sector. Our expert training advisors will support you throughout and liaise closely with your employer to help you achieve your targets. Completing this course qualifies you to work as a level two childcare worker, in a supervised capacity.

This qualification is primarily for those working in regulated childcare settings with families and children under the age of eight and NHS children’s services for those working with families and children aged 0-19.

Programme Features

This is a part time course and the qualification is workshop and practice-based at the workplace.

Programme content

The qualification will cover the core knowledge and understanding required to work within the children's care, play, learning and development sectors. By studying this qualification, learners will:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the core principles and values which underpin children's care, play, learning and development practice.
  • Understand how legislation, national policies, guidance and frameworks support children’s care, play, learning and development.
  • Appreciate factors that impact upon the health, well-being, learning and development of children.
  • Consider the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of early years and childcare workers and understand the purpose of legislation, national policies, procedures and codes of conduct and practice in relation to the safeguarding of children.
  • All apprentices will be supported by a training adviser/assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis.
  • The training adviser/assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within the timescale and will assess the apprentice in the workplace as and when required.
Progression and employment

Completion of a level two children’s care, play, learning and development qualification enables learners to work as a qualified level two childcare worker in a supervised capacity. The qualification could also lead to:

  • Progression to further education
  • Level three children’s care, play, learning and development: practice
  • Level two or three diploma in playwork
Method of assessment

The core element will be assessed through a series of internally assessed tasks which can be taken throughout the qualification. There will also be one externally marked multiple choice question paper.

The practice element will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence that includes observation of practice.

Entry requirements

All applicants will need a positive reference. Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.

Learners must be employed with the childcare sector and have a permanent contract for a minimum of 16 hours a week.

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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN