Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development

Level 4 Professional Practice 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.

Who is this Qualification for?

This qualification aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills that underpin Professional Practice within the children’s care, play, learning and development sector. This qualification is primarily for those working in regulated childcare settings with families and children under the age of 8 and NHS children’s services for those working with families and children 0-19. This qualification has been developed in close collaboration with key sector stakeholders, including Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and practice. It is designed for learners in work-based learning, further education and higher education. This qualification provides progression for learners who have completed the Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Practice) qualification. This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and practice. It is designed for learners in work-based learning, further education and higher education.

This qualification provides progression for learners who have completed the Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Practice) qualification.

What are the potential job roles for those with this qualification?
  • Day Care Manager
  • NCMA Network Coordinator
  • Nursery Manager
  • Nursery Practitioner
Mandatory Units
  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Recognising and Supporting Children with Additional Learning Needs (ALN)) learners must achieve a minimum of 60 credits from the Mandatory group.
  • 405 Leading child-centred practice
  • 415 Study skills
  • 419 Recognising and Supporting Children with Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Working with Children with Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN)) learners must achieve a minimum of 64 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory group.
  • 405 Leading child-centred practice
  • 415 Study skills
  • 417 Working with Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development (Working with families and carers to develop parenting skills) learners must achieve a minimum of 64 credits from the Mandatory group.
  • 405 Leading child-centred practice
  • 415 Study skills
  • 416 Working with families and carers to develop parenting skills
Optional Units

You will not be required to complete optional units with this qualification.

Certification Gained
  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills – Application of Numbers Level 2
  • Essential Skills – Communication Level 3
What are the benefits of this qualification?

The qualification allows learners to progress within employment or further study at a higher level.

Qualification Time

Completion of this qualification is a maximum of 24 months.

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.