Apprenticeship in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development Level 3 (CCPLD)

  • Learning & Development
  • Wales

Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Play, Learning & Development
Level 2 Essential Application of Number (AON) Skills
Level 2 Essential Communications Skills

Course Length:
The recommended time to complete the  Apprenticeship framework is up to 18 months, with the Core qualification taking 6 months of this.
£1080 + Vat
Course Objective:

This programme assesses and develops the knowledge and skills of those employed working with children in settings or services where the main purpose is care, learning and development through play e.g. nurseries, day-care, crèches, or childminders.

The level 3 Apprenticeship is suitable for people who operate more autonomously, undertaking curriculum planning, activity planning and some aspects of staff supervision. Suitable candidates will be a Nursery Practitioner, Room Leader or Crèche Leader.

Course Delivery:

The qualification is divided into two components: the Core qualification, which develops and assesses your knowledge and the Practice qualification, which focuses on and assesses your practical competencies; the latter is delivered via self-directed study (for example, producing plans, observations and reflections). An assessor will review the candidate at their workplace once a month. In addition to this, they will be set approximately 4 hours of work to complete before the next meeting. The learners will have to have an allocated mentor to carry out planning meetings and who will support the learner throughout the qualification and meet with the learner for a minimum of 1 hour a week. The Essential Skill Qualifications (if required) consist of controlled tasks, tests and group collaboration. These will be done through workshops held at BTSL or your place of work and will help develop your numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills.

CCPLD Level 2: Core Qualification

Learners will be reviewed once a month by an assigned assessor in their workplace once a month. Learners will be required to be away from the children for these visits.

Assessment: Learners will undertake three 60 minute assessments as well as one 75 minute multi-choice test. These can be carried out in the workplace as long as an appropriate environment is provided. If this isn’t possible, the learner will need to attend BTSL

Children’s Care, Play Learning and Development Level 3:

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development, the candidate must achieve the mandatory units as well as a number of role-related optional units.

The Practice Qualification requires learners to be observed in their workplace to confirm competency and implement what they’ve learnt during the Core qualification. These sessions will take approximately 2 hours each month.

Key Topics:

Mandatory Units

300 – Promoting core practice in children’s care, play, learning and development

301 – Promoting play, growth and development

302 – Promoting nutrition and hydration in early years

303 – Responding to childhood illness, infestation/infection, disease and immunisation

Optional Units Group A

305 – Promoting the care of 2-3 year olds

306 – Promoting the care of 3-7 year olds

Optional Units Group B

307 -Promoting the acquisition of a new language through immersion

308 – Supporting families to develop parenting skills

309 – Promoting and supporting speech, language and communication skills

310 – Positive approaches to behaviour support in early years

311 – Supporting children with additional needs

Optional Units Group C

A range of role-related optional units