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Children's Play, Learning and Development - BTEC Level 3 at Kesgrave High School

Course description

The BTEC Qualification provides learners with a qualification respected by employers, higher education institutions and allows a flexible approach to study.

The course requires you to complete 5 specified units over the course of one year and is the equivalent to an A Level in terms of its workload and UCAS Points.

Unit 1 – Child Development

Unit 2 – Play in Early Years Settings

Unit 3 – Children’s Physical Development, Physical Care and Health Needs

Unit 4 – Health and Safety Practice in Early Years Settings

Unit 5 – Collaboration with Parents, Colleagues and Other Professionals in Early Years.

Course content

The course will be taught in a formal manner to ensure that students have the necessary level of understanding in all areas of the course to prepare for the examination. You will also be required to work independently on the assignments to ensure that they are completed and submitted in a timely manner.

If possible, work experience will be arranged (although it is not compulsory) so that you can see the theory you learn in practise. We have made links with Busy Bees Ipswich - Rushmere Nursery, who have provided us with guest speakers, placements and practical activities.

Entry requirements

No prior learning.  However, the ability to write an essay and to work independently would be helpful.

Assessment

The qualification is made up of the following units:

Unit 1 – Child Development

Unit 2 – Play in Early Years Settings

Unit 3 – Children’s Physical Development, Physical Care and Health Needs

Unit 4 – Health and Safety Practice in Early Years Settings

Unit 5 – Collaboration with Parents, Colleagues and Other Professionals in Early Years.

Unit 1 is externally assessed in a test, with units 2-5 being assignment based.

Board : Edexcel

Future opportunities

This qualification is particularly relevant if you intend on going into the Childcare profession such as Child Minding and Nursery Nursing.  It could also lead to management within a childcare setting.  This course would also be useful for careers in Primary Teaching, Social Work and Midwifery.

Further information

For more information, contact Mrs Wheatley or Mrs Driver.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 October 2014
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