Childcare

Children’s Care, Play, Learning & Development
Level 2

This course is suitable for someone who is relatively new to working within a childcare setting. It assesses and develops the knowledge and skills of those employed in a wide range of children and young people settings covering the age range of 0-19.

On completion of this Apprenticeship framework, the candidate will receive the following qualifications:
  • Level 2 Core in Children’s Care, Playwork, Learning and Development
  • Level 2 Practice in Children’s Care, Playwork, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills – Application of Number Level 2
  • Essential Skills – Communication Level 2
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Children’s Care, Play, Learning & Development
Level 3

This programme assesses and develops the knowledge and skills of those employed in a wide range of children and young people settings covering the age range of 0-19.

On completion of this Apprenticeship framework, the candidate will receive the following qualifications:
  • Level 3 Core in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development*
  • Level 3 Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and development
  • Level 2 Essential Application of Number Skills*
  • Level 2 Essential Communication Skills*

*Unless previously achieved.

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Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development 

This qualification aims to prepare learners for a managerial role, by developing the knowledge requirements that underpin leadership and management within the Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development sector.

On completion of this Apprenticeship framework, the candidate will receive the following qualifications:
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills – Application of Numbers Level 2
  • Essential Skills – Communication Level 3
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Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development 

This qualification will allow learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for professional practice within childcare or health settings.

On completion of this Apprenticeship framework, the candidate will receive the following qualifications:
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills – Application of Numbers Level 2
  • Essential Skills – Communication Level 3
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Level 5 Leadership and Management of Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice 

Learners are required to have completed the Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development qualification prior to undertaking this Level 5 Practice qualification.

On completion of this Apprenticeship framework, the candidate will receive the following qualifications:
  • Level 5 Management – Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills – Application of Number Level 2
  • Essential Skills – Communication Level 3
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The Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund

Sirius Skills is a training company providing a full range of services to businesses and people that support growth and development. Started in 2010 by founders Claire and Mark Woods, Sirius Skills now offers QCF Delivery Support from level 2-5 across a range in various areas.