Fastrack A Level Childcare

L3 Level 3
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The WJEC GCE A Level in Childcare equips learners with thorough and in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills related to the development and care of individuals throughout the life span from conception to later adulthood. Learners have the opportunity to develop their understanding of influences on human growth, development, behaviour and well-being.

They will also gain a detailed understanding of the social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs of people who use care and support services, and recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. Learners will gain a thorough understanding of how service provision in Wales supports the development and well-being of individuals, to be able to make informed decisions now and in later life.

What you will study

The Childcare A Level contains a number of different modules including;

  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Supporting Health, wellbeing and resilience in Wales 
  • Theoretical Perspectives of development and behaviour
  • Supporting development and maintenance of health and wellbeing  

Entry requirements

Essential: 5 GCSEs A* to C. C in English Language or Cymraeg Iaith, C in Maths (numeracy not accepted, however Essential Skills Wales level 3 qualification may be accepted in place of maths)

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare


What our students say

The college has provided me with the tools to further my knowledge through my classes and work placements, allowing me to gain real life experiences and opportunities.

Aliyah Bowring
Childrens Care, Play, Learning and Development student

Career prospects & further study


Currently, there are almost 103,500 people employed within this sector in the Cardiff Capital Region, with employment numbers expected to reach 105,000 by 2027 (Lightcast 2022).

Higher Education courses.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE