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Children's Play, Learning and Development BTEC level 3 National Award at Frome Community College

Course description

The following units are studies in this qualification:

Unit 1

Child development

Unit 2

Play and learning

Unit 4

Health and safety in early years settings

Unit 7

Supporting children’s personal, social and emotional development

Unit 8

Safeguarding in early years

Unit 9

Observation, assessment and planning.

These units will be taught over the two years of the qualification. This BTEC qualification will be assessed through  one written exam for Unit 1 (child development). The exam will take place in June of Year 12. You will also be expected to complete written assignments that will be set for each of the remaining units.

Work experience is a key part of the BTEC National Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. It is expected that students complete a minimum of 50 hours over the two years of the course. We have extensive links with local employers who offer our students a wide range of work placement opportunities. Students can therefore undertake placement in the following areas; pre-schools, nurseries, first and primary schools, centres for children with additional needs.

By the end of the course you will have experienced a variety of settings, for which the placements will have been organised to suit your needs. This practical experience is an important part of the course as both employers and universities recognise its value.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English and/or maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September