Level 3 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and Development

The Qualifications and Credit Framework Level 3 Diploma in Child Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) (Wales and Northern Ireland) confers occupational competence to work within specified early years and childcare roles including nursery practitioner, deputy nursery manager and flying start practitioner.

Level 3 Diploma in Child Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) (Wales and Northern Ireland) is the replacement qualification for NVQ level 3 in Children’s Care and Development.

The Level 3 Diploma in CCLD is for practitioners who work or aim to work in early years and childcare settings.

Diploma Structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits to achieve this qualification.

These are made up of 49 credits from Mandatory Group A and a minimum of 16 credits from Optional Group B.

Learners can complete additional units from the optional group should they so wish.

It will confer occupational competence to work in a supervisory role and can provide progression to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for CCLD.

This qualification is offered by the following Awarding Organisations in Wales:

  • Agored Cymru
  • NCFE CACHE
  • City and Guilds
  • Pearson
Credits 0 / 65
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ReferenceUnit NameCredits
- DCELLS / APADGOS linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and Development
moreDCELLS statement regarding work experience and placements CCLD L2 and CCLD L3
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- SPEC CCLD 3 
moreSpecification Table Level 3 CCLD
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CYP 3.1 
moreUnderstand child and young person development
This unit provides knowledge and understanding of how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives. It also includes actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young peoples development.
4tick
CYP 3.2 
morePromote child and young person development
This unit provides a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and the competence required to promote children and young people’s development and positive behaviour. It also includes how to support children and young people going through transitions in their lives.
3tick
CYP 3.3 
moreUnderstand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people
This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding of children and young people. The unit contains material on e-safety.
3tick
CYP 3.4 
moreSupport children and young people’s health and safety
This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support children and young people’s health and safety. It requires a demonstration of competence in recognising hazards and undertaking risk assessments in the work setting.
2tick
CYP 3.5 
moreDevelop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
To enable the learner to understand and practice the skills required to develop positive relationships with children, young people and carers.
1tick
CYP 3.6 
moreWorking together for the benefit of children and young people
The unit is designed to enable the learner to understand the importance of multi agency and integrated working and to develop the skills of effective communication for professional purposes. It includes and assesses competence in information sharing between those involved in work with children and young people.
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CYP 3.7 
moreUnderstand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
This unit aims to provide members of the children and young people’s workforce with an understanding of the factors that can impact, both negatively and positively, on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people. It includes approaches to supporting positive outcomes including disability and specific requirements (Additional needs.
3tick
EYMP 1 
moreContext and principles for early years provision
To familiarise learners with the requirements and principles of the early years framework within which they work. The unit also requires skills and knowledge.
4tick
EYMP 2 
morePromote learning and development in the early years
To prepare the learner to work with children in supporting their learning and development within the relevant early years frameworks within the UK Home Nations. The unit assesses competence in planning to meet children’s needs and providing and supporting learning and development activities.
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EYMP 3 
morePromote children's welfare and well being in early years
This is a unit that is focused on children’s welfare and well being. It assesses the learners ability to provide basic care in a hygienic environment. It includes understanding nutritional needs and the promotion of health and well being.
6tick
EYMP 4 
moreProfessional practice in early year's settings
This unit introduces the competence required for the application of principles and values in day-to-day practice. The unit includes the importance of evidence-based practice. It revisits the issues of professional practice, reflection and review and requires a focused approach to the development of strategies to address professional development in areas identified as challenging.
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EYMP 5 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreSupport children's speech, language and communication
The unit aims to provide a basis for understanding the importance of speech, language and communication for a child’s overall development and explores the ways in which those working with children can support the development of speech, language and communication skills.
4tick
SHC 31 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

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SHC 32 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreEngage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to such roles, and ways to implement these.

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SHC 33 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePromote equality, diversity and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles.

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SHC 34 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
morePrinciples for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. It introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.

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Minimum credits 16

Maximum credits 0

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ReferenceUnit NameCredits
CCLD FP OP 3.1 
morePromote children’s experiential learning
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills in supporting children’s experiential learning.
6
CCLD FP OP 3.10 
moreSupport children's outdoor play
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support children’s outdoor play.
4
CCLD FP OP 3.11 
moreSupport children's mathematical development
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop plans that support children’s mathematical development.
4
CCLD FP OP 3.12 
moreSupport children's language, literacy and communication
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop plans that support children’s language, literacy and communication.
4
CCLD FP OP 3.13  
moreSupport children's knowledge and understanding of the world
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop plans that support children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.
4
CCLD FP OP 3.2 
moreSupport children and young people with physical disabilities
The purpose of this unit is to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners who work with children or young people with physical disabilities.
6
CCLD FP OP 3.3 
moreSupport children and young people with learning disabilities
The purpose of this unit is to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners who work with children or young people with learning disabilities.
6
CCLD FP OP 3.4  
moreSupport children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions
The purpose of this unit is to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners who work with children or young people with autistic spectrum conditions.
6
CCLD FP OP 3.5 
moreSupport the learning and development of children and young people with health needs
The purpose of this unit is to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners who work with children or young people with health needs.
6
CCLD FP OP 3.6 
moreSupport children and young people with sensory loss
The purpose of this unit is to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners who work with children or young people with sensory loss.
6
CCLD FP OP 3.7 
moreSupport children's learning in Welsh language development
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop plans that support children’s Welsh language skills.
5
CCLD FP OP 3.8 
moreSupport children’s physical development through activities
The purpose of this unit is to develop learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills of supporting children’s physical development through activities.
4
CCLD FP OP 3.9 
moreSupport children's learning in ICT
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop plans that support children’s ICT skills .
4
CYPOP 1  linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreWork with babies and young children to promote their development and learning
The unit is designed to assess competence in work with babies and young children to support their learning and development This would normally cover children from birth to their 3rd birthday..
6
CYPOP 14  linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport children and young people to have positive relationships
This unit provides a basic knowledge and competence to support children and young people in the relationships they have with family, friends or professionals.
3
CYPOP 15 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
The unit aims to ensure that practitioners work with children and young people at the centre of their practice and base their work on the strengths of the children and young people rather than their difficulties.
4
CYPOP 16 
moreCoordinate special educational needs provision
To provide the learner with the competence required to work as a special educational needs coordinator in early years settings. The unit also assesses ability to support and advise colleagues.
5
CYPOP 17 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreUnderstand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage

To provide learners with an in depth understanding of the effects of poverty and disadvantage on children and young people.

5
CYPOP 2 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreCare for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children
The unit is designed to assess competence in caring for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children. This would normally cover children from birth to their 3rd birthday.
6
CYPOP 21 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)
moreWork with parents, families and carers to support their children’s speech, language and communication development
To develop the ability of those working with children and young people to work in partnership with parents to support their child’s speech, language and communication development.
3
CYPOP 22 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstand the speech, language and communications needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
This unit explores the way in which behaviour, social and emotional difficulties are linked with speech, language and communication and provides effective ways to support the speech, language and communication development of children and young people with behaviour, emotioanl and social difficulties.
3
CYPOP 27 
moreEnable parents to develop ways of handling relationships and behaviour that contribute to everyday life with children
This unit aims to help parents to better understand the range of needs of their children and to help them identify ways of meeting these needs.
3
CYPOP 28 
moreWork with parents to meet their children's needs
The units aims to provide the knowledge and skills to support parents to understand the changes necessary as their children develop and as they themselves develop as parents.
3
CYPOP 3 
moreLead and manage a community case early year’s setting
This unit is about providing leadership and management in a community based setting that promotes the engagement, involvement and participation of parents.
6
CYPOP 37 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport children or young people in their own home
This unit is aimed at support workers who work with children young people and families in the community. It provides the understanding and competence about working in someone else’s home in order to support the achievement of positive outcomes.
4
CYPOP 38 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreEngage young parents in supporting their children's development
To enable the learner to gain the understanding and ability to work with young parents to support them to engage in their children’s development.
3
CYPOP 39 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreEngage fathers in their children's early learning
To enable the learner to gain the understanding and ability to work with fathers to engage them in their children’s early learning.
3
CYPOP 4  
morePromote young children’s physical activity and movement skills
The unit is designed to introduce learners working with children in their early years to the importance of physical activity with an emphasis on gross motor and movement skills. It assess the learners competence in planning and implementing physical activities and routines and encourages evaluation of the effectiveness of practice.
3
CYPOP 40 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreEngage parents in their children's early learning
To enable the learner to gain the understanding and ability to engage parents in their children’s early learning.
3
CYPOP 46 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)
morePromote children in early years settings acquiring a new language through immersion
The purpose of this unit is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to support children in early years settings to acquire a new language through immersion.
4
CYPOP 47 
moreSupport the development of positive behaviour in children
The purpose of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of the learner to support children to develop positive behaviour.
3
CYPOP 5 / CCLD OP 2.9 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Children's Care Learning and Development
moreUnderstand how to set up a home based childcare service
To prepare learners to work as home based child carers/childminders. As well as learning relevant aspects of childcare this knowledge based unit supports the development of policies and procedures relevant to registration and the basic business skills to set up a home based child care service.
4
CYPOP 6  linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements (additional needs)
The unit is designed to assess competence in supporting disabled children or young people and those with specific needs in partnership with their carers. It also includes partnership working with other agencies and professionals.
6
CYPOP 7 linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Management)
morePromote creativity and learning in young children
The unit is designed to deepen knowledge and understanding of the importance of creativity and creative learning for young children and competence in promoting this in early years settings. The unit also encourages the learner to support change and improvement in practice.
5
FSN 302 
morePromote nutrition and hydration in early years and child care settings
This unit is aimed at learners who work in early years or childcare settings. The unit develops the learners’ knowledge and skills in contributing to the promotion of nutrition and hydration.
4
HSC 2028 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreMove and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to move and position individuals as part of their plan of care according to their specific needs.
4
HSC 2029 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
moreMeet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individuals
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to meet food safety requirements when preparing, serving, clearing away and storing food.
2
HSC 3047 linkLevel 2 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreSupport the use of medication in social care settings
This unit assesses support for use of medication in social care settings. It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. It addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values, and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.
5
HSC 3074 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreContribute to effective team working in health and social care or children and young people's settings
The purpose of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners to enable them to contribute to effective team work in health and social care or children and young people settings.
4
LM2a linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreUnderstanding professional supervision practice

The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding of professional supervision practice. It could be used to support those wishing to prepare for a supervisory role or to enhance the practice of those already in such a role.

3
LM2c linkLevel 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Children's Care Learning and Development Services (Management) Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Residential Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Management)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Residential Management)
moreDevelop professional supervision practice in health and social care and children and young people's settings
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake professional supervision of others.
5
PD OP 3.5 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)Level 5 - Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice)
moreSupport families who have a child with a disability
This unit is aimed at those whose role includes supporting families who have a child with sensory, physical or learning disabilities. It addresses emotional needs and resource needs and it also addresses working with other professionals and agencies.
3
SS OP 3.1 linkLevel 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)Level 3 - Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)
moreUnderstand models of disability

The purpose of this unit is to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of models of disability.

3