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Children's Play, Learning and Development at Highcliffe School

Course description

The course will provide you with an understanding of how children develop and learn. It will not offer occupational competency but will allow you to combine this course with other A Level subjects.

Course content

This course will develop knowledge and skills to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services.

Entry requirements

Grade C in Maths and English (these could be taken alongside this course if you have not achieved these grades). Students are required to undertake a Police Check.


AS Level: Child Development, Play and Learning exam.
A Level: Mandatory - Health and Safety in Early Years Settings, Safeguarding in Early Years, Observation, Assessment and Planning - internal assesment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highcliffe School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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    • At Highcliffe, we are passionate about enabling each individual to achieve their full potential in the Sixth Form by raising their aspirations, supporting them on to the right pathway and helping them develop the skills they need to achieve very high levels of academic success as well as a lifelong love of learning. We aim to challenge and inspire all our students in a Sixth Form that is exciting and forward-looking. Our results are excellent, as is our reputation which goes well beyond the local area.

      For everyone at Highcliffe, succeeding in the present is the key to securing a better future. Your future matters to us and we are committed to doing all that we can to help and support you in your studies and provide extensive support and guidance to enable you to move successfully onto your chosen progression pathway.