Early years and childcare qualifications

Information and guidance on qualifications for working in early years and childcare with children below the age of eight years.

New health, social care and childcare qualifications

Qualifications Wales is leading the development of a new suite of qualifications for health and social care and childcare.

An update on the qualification start dates has been released by Qualification Wales.

A consortium made up of City and Guilds and WJEC has been appointed as the sole providers of these qualifications in Wales. Please visit the consortium’s health and care website for the latest updates. 

Qualifications you need to work

The List of Required Qualifications for Early Years and Childcare in Wales helps those who work in the sector, want to employ somebody in the sector or anybody else who may need to know about early years and childcare qualifications, understand what qualifications they will need to work in the early years and childcare sector in Wales.

Our list should be used alongside the qualification list produced by Skills Active, the Sector Skills Council for play workers and referring to standards and regulations stipulated by Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW).

Skills for Care and Development

A resource that sets out the minimum expected principles and approaches to the assessment of the diploma qualifications.

Contact us

If you have a question you can Contact us.

Last updated: 07 November 2018