Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF)

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years.


Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in the children and young people’s workforce.


What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. Colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.


How many credits are required to complete it?

The Diploma requires 65 credits.


How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, or written assignments.


Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in a year.


What related qualifications can you progress to?

A Degree or the Level 5 Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development.