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BTEC First Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development(Level 2) at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

Course description

What is BTEC First Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development?

This course will give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the early years sector, for example, of child development and using play to promote child development.

The units within the BTEC First Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development are designed to give learners relevant knowledge and understanding and skills learnt in studying the course will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course.

What is the course structure?

This course has three compulsory units, Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development which is assessed by and external examination, and two further units Unit 2: Promoting Children’s Development Through Play and Unit 3: The Principles of Early Years Practice which are assessed through coursework.

What will I study?

This course will give you the fundamental knowledge and understanding of child development and of promoting development through play.

All of the units in this qualification are compulsory to ensure that learners develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of the early years sector including the importance of:

● Child development for the 0 to 7 age range - which is reflected in the birth up to eight years focus in this qualification, particularly in Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development

● Play as a route of children’s learning, which forms the basis of early years

frameworks, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage - which is covered in Unit 2: Promoting Children’s Development Through Play

● Inclusive practice and empowering children, as well as the key person within early years settings - which is covered in Unit 3: The Principles of Early Years Practice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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