Children's Care, Learning and Development (3171)

Replacement qualification (4227)

About this level

This level will suit you if you are a childminder, daycare supervisor, SureStart worker or a community nursery nurse. You may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities.

There are five core units at this level:

  • Develop and promote positive relationships
  • Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children
  • Promote children's development
  • Reflect on and develop practice
  • Protect and promote children's rights.

You also select four optional units from a wide range that includes:

  • Plan and organise environments for children and families
  • Promote the health and physical development of children
  • Plan and implement curriculum frameworks for early education
  • Support children with disabilities and special educational needs and their families.
Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning & Development  (3171-03)
Last registration date:31/12/2010

Replacement qualification (4227)

Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/5513/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:NVQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2013
Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning & Development  (3171-23)
Last registration date:31/12/2010

Replacement qualification (4227)

Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:100/5513/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:NVQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2013

Information & documentation

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What's involved in delivering this course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

You can get fast-track approval if you offer 3177 Level 2 and 3 certificate in Children's care, learning and Development.

You'll need to devise your own programme of study based around the qualification syllabus.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

The Children's Care, Learning and Development N/SVQs cover a wide range of subjects, depending on your level and the options you choose. They include things like:

  • keeping children safe
  • supporting children's development
  • working with children with disabilities
  • enhancing the child care setting
  • early education.

To gain an N/SVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work or by studying.

N/SVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

For an N/SVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development you'll be assessed in your workplace - so you must be, or about to be, working or volunteering in a child care role.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You work, or are about to work, as a nursery assistant, crèche worker or special educational needs assistant in a supporting role. You want to work with children, but you'll generally work under supervision.

Level 3
You are a childminder, day care supervisor, SureStart worker or a community nursery nurse. You may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities. You want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.

Level 4
You are a centre manager, senior practitioner, childminding co-ordinator or a pre-school adviser. You may have an overall responsibility of the services provided.

What careers can this lead to?

There is a huge range of job opportunities for people with child care qualifications. In general a level 2 Children's Care, Learning and Development N/SVQ can help you find work as the following:

  • Nursery nurse
  • Childminder
  • SureStart worker
  • Special educational needs assistant
  • Child care centre manager
  • Preschool advisor.

If you are interested in working with children in other areas you might want to check out these qualifications too:

  • Award/Certificate in Work with Parents training for supporting and working with parents
  • Youth Work NVQ get the skills and knowledge to be a successful youth worker
  • NVQ in Playwork the skills to be a playworker supporting children's and young people's play.