Workforce Development

Early Years Wales aims to support the workforce to gain the skills that are needed to progress in a childcare career and access employment opportunities through quality professional development opportunities.

Workforce Development I Datblygu’r gweithlu

We aim to support key areas of development in:

  • knowledge – updating knowledge in practice and organisation specific developments
  • skills – demonstrable application of knowledge and the use of skills in workplace situations
  • behaviours – demonstrable use of appropriate values, conduct and relationship skills in workplace situations
  • self-assessment and reflective practice – review and reflect using feedback on learning and development activities

For further guidance on the supervision process, please refer to the Social Care Wales’s A guide to supervising and appraising well

View and download our Autumn training planner here

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Exclusive members offer Level Three Award in Working with Parents and Carers to Develop Parenting Skills (12 Credits 120 Guided Learning Hours)

Are you looking to develop your parent partnerships? If the answer is yes, then this course aims to give you the professional standards and skills to enable you to deliver the best support and intervention services for your parents.

Working in partnership with Cardiff Early Help/ Workforce Development and Accredited Centre, Early Years Wales are pleased to be able to offer a small number of places available for Early Educators on the Working with Parents and Carers to Develop Parenting Skills Level 3 Award Agored Cymru (Awarding Body) starting this October 2022.

The course will span eight months where training will be delivered via MS Teams sessions and 1:1 meetings, emails and phone calls. Delivery could be subject to change dependent on Covid-19 restrictions and candidate numbers. Candidates will be expected to complete a portfolio of evidence for submission.

Cardiff Early Help/Workforce Development and Accredited Centre will be holding a briefing session on the 20th of September 2022 at 3:30 – 5pm. This will be via Microsoft Teams. Below you will get a more detailed overview of the qualification, including the assessment criteria and course expectations.

As an Early Years Wales member, we are able to offer this qualification at £200 instead of the usual £500 fee.

If you are interested in attending this session, please email Julie Powell – People Development and Learning Manager on [email protected] for more information.
 



Level Three Award in Working with Parents and Carers to Develop Parenting Skills (12 Credits 120 Guided Learning Hours)

Unit One Professional Standards when Working with Parents and Carers: Learners will demonstrate an understanding of their professional knowledge when working with parents and carers. This standardises and benchmarks practitioners' knowledge of policy, legislation and codes of practice linked to working with parents and carers. (3 Credits) 2x2 hour Teams Sessions

Unit Two Professional Practice when Working with Parents and Carers: Learners will apply the knowledge gained in the previous unit. This standardises adaptability to changes required when supporting families, demonstrating an understanding of the influences and social context, along with endorsing their knowledge of child development and inclusive practices when working with parents and carers. (3 Credits) 2x2 hour Teams Sessions

Unit Three Working with Parents and Carers to Develop Parenting Skills: Learners will formalise practice when working with parents and carers. This standardises and benchmarks practitioner interventions and support services for parents and carers across Wales. (6 Credits) 3x2 hour Teams Session.

Learner Resource


Recording your learning is important because it ensures you can demonstrate your continuous professional development and highlight how you continue to be competent in your profession.

The below form has been designed to help you keep a record of the course and skills developed when you have completed any form of learning

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The training provided by Early Years Wales is designed to meet the training requirements for the National Minimum Standards.

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Training Planner 2022 Autumn

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