Children's Play, Learning and Development BTEC L2 at Swale Sixth Form
Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
Students studying this course develop skills in effective communication, independent enquiry and research. Practical skills are applied in work placement settings, with work experience forming a critical part of the course. Students will also develop skills in creative thinking, reflective learning, team work, and work and deadline management. A key feature of the course involves supporting the development of children under the age of 5.
Potential Topics that will be studied
- Patterns of Child Development
- Promoting Children's Development Through Play
- The Principles of Early Years Practice
- Promoting Children's Positive Behaviour
- Health & Safety in Early Years Settings
- Making Health Food Choices for Children
- Introduction to Working in the Early Years Sector
Students need to achieve 5 9 - 1 GCSE grades including English and maths.
A merit of higher in BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care, or a grade 5 in GCSE Health & Social Care would be beneficial, although students new to the subject will be considered.
All candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS (police check - self funded)
On the BTEC course, assessment takes place in a variety of ways including assignments, externally assessed exam board tasks, as well as written examinations. There is also a work placement element to the course.
This course requires you to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check to allow you to work with vulnerable children and adults, within a health and social care setting.
There is a charge for this DBS check which is payable by the student.
Progression and career opportunities
This course provides opportunities for progression onto a range of career paths and University degrees, as well as an early years educator qualification. Students wishing to work in areas including childcare and primary teaching would be particularly suitable for this course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swale Sixth Form directly.