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 

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

– Context and principles for early years provision

– 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, 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.

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

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

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 4 Professional Practice Health and Social Care

The Level 4 Professional Practice has been designed for Team / Practice Leaders as a CPD Qualification

Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management Health and Social Care

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management has been designed for Team / Practice Leaders

The Level 4 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of health and social care settings. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

• understand a range of leadership and management concepts, theories and techniques
• understand different leadership and management styles and how these influence practice within services
• understand how to lead person/child-centred approaches in practice
• are able to work as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers to make informed judgements, which includes using and interpreting data
• have an awareness of how to lead, manage and improve service within health and social care.

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management is a Knowledge only Qualification and is not funded as a standalone qualification.

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management is a pre-requisite for the Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification and is available in the Level 5 Leadership and Management Framework as well as the Level 4 Professional Practice Framework


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership

This level will suit people who are responsible for running a Nursery. They might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

The Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice qualification will be assessed through a series of assessment activities.

 A portfolio of evidence will be used to gather assessment evidence for learning outcomes where opportunities in practice may not be presented through the business project. This will include areas from the mandatory and the optional units.

 A business project will be used to gather assessment evidence for the majority of the mandatory content, as well as the optional units where achievable. The project will require candidates to:
o Identify an opportunity for implementing a new or revised provision/initiative within the organisation/setting
o Develop a project plan for implementing a new or revised provision/initiative within the organisation/setting
o Implement the new or revised provision/initiative
o Evaluate the outcome of the implementation.

 The assessment approach will be finalised by the candidate delivering a final evaluation of their activities through a professional discussion held with an external assessor.