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Children's Play, Learning & Development at John Willmott School (JWS)

Course description

LEVEL BTEC Level 3

EXAMINATION BOARD EDEXCEL

Course content

COURSE INFORMATION

This course is:

  • equivalent to one A Level
  • can be taken alongside A Levels
  • contains five units in total
  • has Unit 1: Child Development (120GLH) as the externally assessed unit

Learners should successfuly complete all 5 units, i.e. achieve at least a pass grade, in order to gain the whole qualification.

Assessment

SPECIFICATION AND UNITS OF STUDY

 

AS Units Studied:

• Unit 1 - Child Development: This unit involves learning about the ways in which growth and development are interlinked.  This interlinking is why we often talk about children’s ages, as well as their stages of development.  You will learn about children’s development in five broad areas: physical, cognitive, language, emotional and social, and will see how these areas of development are interlinked.

Unit 2 - Play In Early Years Settings: Play is seen as an important way in which children learn and a lot of time is spent in early year’s settings looking at how play can be used to promote children’s development.  This is why there is a specific unit on play in this qualification.  This unit will give you a good understanding of why play is valued and how it supports children’s learning and development.

 

A2 nits Studied:

Unit 3 - Meeting Children’s Physical Development, Physical Care & Health Needs: Care Activities and Routines are recognised and valued as an essential part of early years’ provision.  In this unit you will learn how to meet children’s physical care needs in ways that respect them as individuals and support their learning and development.

• Unit 4 - Health & Safety Practice In Early Years Settings: In this unit you will look at the principles of preventing the spread of infection and how to create safe environments, both indoors and outdoors, that still allow children to explore and take risks.  Finally, you will learn about what to do in the event of an emergency.

Unit 5 - Collaboration With Parents, Colleagues And Other Professional In Early Years: By developing close working relationships with parents you will have a better understanding of how to meet the needs of the children you are caring for.  You therefore need to understand the central role of parents in children’s lives and ways of working to build positive relationships with them.

Colleagues and other professionals also play important roles in the lives of children and families and you will need to be able to work together to make sure children receive the best possible care.

 

Future opportunities

WHERE CAN THE COURSE LEAD?

This subject can provide access to a career and further education opportunities in childcare and development.

Further information

WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION Mrs V Neale

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2014
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