This qualification is suitable for everybody who wants to work in childcare, learning or development settings or services in Wales.
The qualification enables students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work or continue their studies in the field of Childcare.
- 2 year course
- 2 school-based days with an experienced tutor
- 2 days on placement within a Cylch Meithrin, Welsh-medium Primary School or Welsh-medium Day Nursery
This knowledge and practice course is the equivalent of 2 x A-levels. The following UCAS points are available for this qualification:
Knowledge and Information
Includes 7 units which are assessed through:
- 3 x Case studies
- Multiple choice test
- External examination
It is mandatory for learners to complete at least 700 hours in a work placement in order to complete the qualification.
The assessor will visit the location to assess the learner’s suitability to work with children. The methods of assessment include:
- evidence portfolio
- observed practice
- professional discussion
Completion of this qualification offers a suitable foundation for Early Years studies, education or nursing at university level.
The learner will also be qualified to work in different Childcare and Education settings.