Excellence in Learning

Progression Training provides high quality training across Wales and the UK, specialising in Health & Social Care.

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development

These qualifications are designed for learners who want to develop a career as a childminder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager.

You’ll need to be working or volunteering in a child care role, but other than that, these qualifications are suitable for anyone starting their first child care job or already managing a child care centre.

The Diploma in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development covers a wide range of subjects depending on your level and the options you choose. Topics include:

– Understanding child and young person development 

– Context and principles for early years provision

– Promoting the well-being and resilience of children and young people

– Supporting children and young people to achieve their education potential

These are work-based qualifications and you will be assessed whilst working with children, young people, their families and colleagues. You must be working in a real child care setting on a full-time or part-time basis, and in paid or voluntary capacity.

Level 2 CCPLD

This qualification is suitable for people who work, or are about to work, as a nursery assistant, creche worker or special educational needs assistant in a supporting role.

They should be working with children, under supervision.

The diploma is designed to guide you through the development of knowledge and skills relating to Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development.

This qualification includes the Level 2 Core and Level 2 Practice.

The content for the Core includes the following topics;

-Principles and Values
-Health and Wellbeing
-Professional Practice
-Safeguarding
-Health and Safety

Following a period of learning the learner must undertake formal internal assessment, this is in the form of three casestudies and one externally marked multiple choice question exam.

The Practice qualification is designed to assess learners knowledge and competence in the work placement. This qualification contains both mandatory and optional units which are different depending on whether you start the Level 2 or Level 3 course.

The Learner is required to carry out a series of tasks that are externally assessed in the workplace. At the end of the qualification the learner is required to have a discussion with their Training Advisor before confirmation of assessment can be made.

Level 3 CCPLD

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a childminder, day care supervisor, SureStart worker or a community nursery nurse.

They may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities. They want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.

The diploma is designed to guide you through the development of knowledge and skills relating to Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development at a supervisory level.

This qualification includes the Level 2 Core and Level 3 Practice.

The content for the Core includes the following topics;

-Principles and Values
-Health and Wellbeing
-Professional Practice
-Safeguarding
-Health and Safety

Following a period of learning the learner must undertake formal internal assessment, this is in the form of three casestudies and one externally marked multiple choice question exam.

The Practice qualification is designed to assess learners knowledge and competence in the work placement. This qualification contains both mandatory and optional units which are different depending on whether you start the Level 2 or Level 3 course.

The Learner is required to carry out a series of tasks that are externally assessed in the workplace. At the end of the qualification the learner is required to have a discussion with their Training Advisor before confirmation of assessment can be made.

Level 5 CCPLD Award

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the managerial role.

They want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.

The diploma is designed to guide you through the development of knowledge and skills relating to Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development at a supervisory level.