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Children’s Play, Learning & Development BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Archbishop Blanch C of E High School

Course description

A two year course (Full time attendance) Consisting of mandatory and optional units Plus work placement hours.

The mandatory units of this two year course have been designed to enable students to develop a substantial common core of knowledge which includes; children’s development, development of children’s communication, language, literacy and numeracy skills and enquiries into current research in Early Years practice.

Whilst the optional unit allows the learners the maximum opportunity to study in more depth a range of option areas, such as: Keeping children safe and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Entry requirements

Minimum of – 5 GCSE’S at Grade C or above, one of which must be English. Record of Achievement to show excellent attendance record and commitment to study.


Students will carry out short research projects and longer assignments; work on their own and as part of a team. Students are also required to participate in work experience involving the care of children aged between 0-7 years and 11 months.

Assessment will be a combination of internally marked assignments, external written exams and assignments set and marked by the examination board.

Future opportunities

The qualification allows learners to develop the wide-ranging knowledge; understanding and skills required for direct progression into a broad range of roles within the industry they are going to be a part of. It also meets the needs of and provides an excellent grounding for those who wish to progress to Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Blanch C of E High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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