Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

This qualification is designed for post-16 learners who want to work in a nursery, day nursery, creche or with families/carers and children under the age of 8.

What Will I Learn?

You will study the development of children from 0-16 years. Including the Principles and values, Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Health Well being Learning and Development and Professional Practice.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Maths and English/Welsh. Alternative equivalent qualifications can be discussed at interview.4 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Maths and English and successful completion of the L2 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development.

We are looking for Learners with a passion to work with babies and children under 9. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities and will be required to attend a suitable work placement every week. You will be required to apply for a full DBS and this must be on the update service.


Practical assessments will be carried out in your work placement together with a portfolio of evidence, an externally set written task, a professional discussion and a written test


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.

Course Code


Career Progression

  • Full time Early Years worker or progression to Higher Education.


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