This is an exciting opportunity for you to be involved in shaping future qualifications for the childcare and early years sector in Wales.
Qualifications and continuing professional development are pivotal to the status and professionalisation of the early years and childcare sector in Wales. Research has shown clear links between quality childcare provision and key outcomes for children.
Qualifications Wales was established in 2015 as the regulator of non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales. They conducted a review on the effectiveness of the present qualifications and the qualification system in Wales for health and social care (including childcare and play) between September 2015 and March 2016. The review identified a number of strengths in the current system along with issues that needed to be addressed.
The Care Council are working closely with Qualifications Wales to develop a new suite of qualifications for the sector, which will be ready for delivery in September 2018.
In addition to this, the Care Council for Wales are reviewing the List of Accepted Qualifications for the Early Years and Childcare Workforce in Wales to ensure that this remains robust and reflective of current and future needs of children and their families in Wales.
The Care Council is looking for feedback on what has been produced and developed and are running a series of sector engagement events across Wales in January. PACEY Cymru have been working closley with the Care Council for Wales and would encourage you to get involved in this exciting process.
The events are targeted at those working within the early years and childcare sector and those working within further education. Refreshments will be served at all of the events.
To confirm your booking please follow the link to your chosen venue below. We would suggest early booking to avoid disappointment.
18 January 11am-2pm, Park Lodge Hotel, Aberystwyth
19 January 9.30am-1.30pm, Ffos Las Racecourse, Carmarthen
19 January 6.30pm-8.30pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
20 January 9.30am-1.30pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
23 January 9.30am-1.30pm, Springfield Hotel, Holywell
24 January 9.30am-1.30pm, Ty Menai, Bangor
24 January 6.30pm-8.30pm, Conwy Business Centre, Llandudno Junction
If you have any queries on these events please contact the Wales office on 0845 8801299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org