Children Care Learning and Development

  • Level 4 Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CCLD)

 To gain this qualification, learners will need to achieve 120 credits with 70 credits from mandatory units and 50 credit from optional units. Learners are expected to have a fifty hours of work placement practical activities.

Level 4 qualifications are for managers or lead/senior practitioners, peripatetic advisers and support workers who work with or wish to work with children aged 0-16 in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development.


Unit Title

  1. Evaluate, assess and support children’s communication
  2. Ensure health and safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility
  3. Establish and develop working relationships
  4. Support policies, procedures and practice to safeguard children and ensure their inclusion and well-being
  5. Support programmes for the promotion of children’s development
  6. Reflect on, review and develop own practice
  7. Co-ordinate provision for babies and children under 3 years in partnership with their families
  8. Develop and support children’s early learning in partnership with teachers
  9. Support and evaluate the curriculum for children’s early learning
  10. Evaluate, assess and support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children
  11. Manage finance for your area of responsibility
  12. Safeguard children from harm
  13. Contribute to the enhancement of early education for children
  14. Recruit, select and keep colleagues
  15. Assess quality assurance schemes against agreed criteria
  16. Evaluate and co-ordinate the environment for children and families
  17. Develop and implement operational plans for your area of responsibility
  18. Provide learning opportunities for colleagues
  19. Contribute to the leadership and management of integrated childcare provision
  20. Research and develop an area of practice
  21. Provide information about children and families’ services
  22. Co-ordinate work with families
  23. Manage multi-agency working arrangements
  24. Provide learning opportunities for colleagues
  25. Co-ordinate and support provision for disabled children and those with special educational needs
  26. Evaluate, assess and support children’s mathematical learning, exploration and problem solving
  27. Co-ordinate special educational needs for early education within a local area
  28. Promote Children’s emotional well-being
  29. Understand how to support children who are unwell
  30. Understand the need of the mother and baby during pre-conception, pregnancy and the first year of life
  31. Observation, assessment and planning
  32. Promote the safeguarding of children and young people