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Child Care - BTEC at George Salter Academy

Course description

This course provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to children’s care, learning and development.

Progression routes from this course

• BTEC Higher National Certificate in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families (Education, Health and Management)

• BTEC Professional Diploma in Specialised Play for Sick Children and Young People

• The BTEC National Award is especially suitable for learners who wish to follow a programme of study directly related to their work experience or to an area of employment that they wish to move into.


Unit 1: Positive Relationships for Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Unit 2: Positive Environments for Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Unit 3: Promoting Children’s Development

Unit 5: Safeguarding Children

Unit 38: Reflecting on Practice in the Children’s Care, Learning and Development Sector


Five coursework units over two years:

• Positive relationships

• Positive environments

• Promoting Children’s Development

• Reflecting and Developing Practice for Children aged 0-8

• Protecting Children

Entry requirements

• BTEC First qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or a related vocational area

• Intermediate GNVQ in an appropriate vocational area

• GCSE equivalent to four passes at grade C

• other related Level 2 qualifications

• grade C in English Language

• related work experience

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Salter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years