Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Level 2

This qualification is aimed at individuals who work with children in settings where the main purpose is care, learning and development e.g. nurseries and childminders. It is suitable for people wishing to join the sector, and for people already working within it, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills and become occupationally competent.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for motivated individuals who show an interest in working with children and young people and have a ‘can do’ attitude. They should have strong communication skills and be able to build good relationships with children, their parents and carers.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 Application of Number
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Careers

  • Nursery assistant
  • Playgroup assistant practitioner.

Progression

  • Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3

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Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Level 3

This qualification is aimed at individuals who work with children in settings where the main purpose is care, learning and development e.g. nurseries and childminders. It is suitable for people wishing to join the sector, and for people already working in it, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills and become occupationally competent.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for motivated individuals who show an interest in working with children and young people and have a ‘can do’ attitude. They should have strong communication skills and be able to build good relationships with children, their parents and carers.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 3 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Application of Number
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Careers

  • Nursery practicitioner
  • Playgroup leader
  • Childminder

Progression

  • Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 5

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Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Level 5

This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to lead and manage workers and children in settings where the main purpose is care, learning and development e.g. nurseries and childminders. It is suitable for people already working in this sector who wish to develop their knowledge and skills and become occupationally competent as advanced practitioners or leaders and managers.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for motivated individuals who show an interest in working with children and young people and have a ‘can do’ attitude. They should have strong communication skills and be able to build good relationships with children, their parents and carers.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma for Children’s Care Learning and Development (Management or Advanced Practice)
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 3 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Application of Number
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 ICT

Careers

  • Manager
  • Owner

The individual will provide supervision, extending and advancing practice, management and leadership in setting. These individuals provide care that supports the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of children

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Playwork

Level 2

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are looking to further develop their knowledge and skills to work in a play setting or for those already working in this environment who are looking for career progression.

Suitability

Primarily aimed at 16-25 year olds, this qualification is suitable for motivated individuals who show an interest in working with children and young people and have a ‘can do’ attitude. They should have strong communication skills and be able to build good relationships with children, their parents and carers.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 2 Diploma in Playwork
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 Application of Number
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Careers

  • Assistant play worker
  • Play centre assistant

The individual will work under supervision of the playworker in charge, contributing to the organisation and facilitation of play opportunities

Progression

  • Playwork Level 3

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Playwork

Level 3

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are currently working in a playwork setting who are looking to further develop their knowledge and skills in this area or for those already working in this environment who are looking for career progression.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for motivated individuals, aged 18 years+, who show an interest in working with children and young people and have a ‘can do’ attitude. They should have strong communication skills and be able to build good relationships with children, their parents and carers.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 Application of Number
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Careers

  • Playworker
  • Senior playworker

The individual will be responsible for supervising the team in the play setting, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed, and that a range of play opportunities are provided

Progression

  • Playwork Level 5

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Playwork

Level 5

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are currently working as an advanced practitioner, or manager, within a playwork setting and have other staff members who they support.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for motivated individuals, aged 19 years+, who already have a good understanding of play theory and playwork practice. They should have strong communication skills and be able to build good relationships with children, their parents and carers.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 5 Diploma in Playwork
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Application of Number
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Careers

  • Playworker
  • Senior playworker

The individual will be responsible for supervising the team in the play setting, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed and that a range of play opportunities are provided

Progression

  • Playwork Level 5

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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Level 2

This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs, and communication and professional relationships.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for individuals who are working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools and who wish to gain recognition for their role, or upskill for career progression, as well as those who show an interest in working with children and a career in the sector.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 Application of Number
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 1 ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Careers

  • Teaching assistant (working under close supervision of the teacher)
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special educational needs assistant
  • Classroom support assistant

Progression

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Level 3

This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs, and communication and professional relationships.

Suitability

This qualification is suitable for individuals who are working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools and who wish to gain recognition for their role, or upskill for career progression, as well as those who show an interest in working with children and a career in the sector.

Commitment

  • Attendance at assessment and workshop sessions* held at Wrexham itec
  • Time and support to collect evidence in the workplace
  • Workplace visits with your Learning and Development Practitioner, during which time you may need to be released from work duties

*All visits and sessions will be held on mutually agreed dates

Achievement

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Communication
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 Application of Number
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Careers

  • Teaching assistant (working under close supervision of the teacher)
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special educational needs assistant
  • Classroom support assistant

Progression

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

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