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Children's Care, Learning and Development/ Gofal Plant Level 3 at Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr

Course description

Child Care

Course content

The Child Care courses are relevant for students wishing to work with children and young people between the ages of 0-16 years in caring, educational and developmental settings e.g. schools, hospitals, crèches and the care sector. Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 2 This is a one year course without any examinations. On completion of the course, students will be able to work with children under supervision e.g. as a classroom assistant in a school, or continue to study for a level 3 qualification. The course includes a number of short assignments to complete, which include practical activities that are fun to do e.g. preparing healthy food, completing a wall display for the class, washing a baby, creating games etc. Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3 This is a two year course without any examinations. After successfully completing the course, students can use this qualification in order to go to university, work independently, or, in some areas, supervise and train others. This is equivalent to one A level qualification. Course structures and content In order to complete both courses, students need to exhibit good study and communication skills as well as show an interest in working with children. Guest speakers are frequently used to explain the different schemes available in the field of Child Care. A placement for one day a week, in a variety of child care settings, is required in both courses in order to experience a range of childrens ages and abilities. A CRB check will have to be conducted.

Entry requirements

Students should have attained 4 GCSE A* - C to enter the course.


There are a number of assignments and practical activities within the course e.g. creating posters, teaching materials, information booklets, etc. and no written examination

Further information

Please see school 6th form prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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