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Children's Play, Learning & Development BTEC First Level 2 Certificate at Hornsea School and Language College

Course description

Children’s Play Learning and Development is a course that links practical visits to early year’s settings with written assignments. You will work independently to complete tasks linked to your visits to Hornsea Community Nursery.

This course will inspire and enthuse  learners to consider a career in the early years sector, or related sectors, where knowledge of child development is relevant.  It can be useful in supporting or leading to a Level 3 course.

Course content

Students will study 7 units of work:

  • Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development
    In this unit students will understand the growth and development of a child from birth to eight years and identify how adults in early years settings can support children’s development.
  • Unit 2: Promoting Children’s Development Through Play
    This unit investigates how play promotes children’s development in early years settings.
  • Unit 3: the Principles of Early Years Practice
    In this unit students identify the importance of inclusive practice and explore ways in which it is implemented in early years settings.
  • Unit 4: Promoting Children’s Positive Behaviour
    Students in this unit will identify factors that affect children’s behaviour and understand how adults in early years settings can promote and support children’s behaviour.
  • Unit 5: Health and Safety in Early Years Settings
    In this unit students will understand how to prevent accidents and control infection in early years settings.
  • Unit 6: Supporting Children’s Language and Literacy Development
    Students will research how to support children’s language, reading and writing development.
  • Unit 7: Making Healthy Food Choices for Children
    In this unit students will investigate the importance of a balanced diet to meet the nutritional needs of children from birth to eight years and identify how adults can support children’s dietary needs.

Entry requirements

An interest in a career with children will give you the motivation to succeed on the course. This is a level 2 course which is completed over 2 years. Please see Mrs Lawrence or Mrs Mason for further information.


2 external examinations, 25%

5 written assessments, 75%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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