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BTEC Subsidiary Award Children’s Play, Learning and Development at Chiltern Hills Academy

Course description

The National Subsidiary Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development is equivalent to an AS Level.

It is a vocational qualification which has been developed while working closely with employers. Each unit of study has been carefully selected to ensure that it is up to date and reflects the latest developments and approaches within the early years’ sector. The learning opportunities are designed to allow students to gain essential knowledge and a range of skills to support progression into employment or to continue in education.Course combinations

The BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development will be taught in one option block and can therefore be combined with another BTEC course or AS subject.

Unit 1 is an external written examination of 1 hour 45 minutes, two thirds of the overall grade. The contents of which includes the following topics:

  • Understanding how the principles of growth and development apply to children, developmental progress from birth up to eight years
  • Understanding theories and models of child development and how they relate to aspects of children’s development
  • Applying theories and models of child development to support children’s development
  • Understanding how a range of factors affect children’s development
  • Understanding the importance of recognising atypical development.

    Unit 2 comprises coursework and makes up one third of the overall grade. The content is as follows:

  • Understanding the links between play and children’s development
  • Understanding how a range of play opportunities and types can support children’s development
  • Understanding how a range of perspectives influence current approaches to play
  • Understanding adults’ involvements in children’s play.
  • Entry requirements

    Equivalent to at least four passes at grade C including a grade C in English and or Mathematics GCSE.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chiltern Hills Academy directly.

    Last updated date: 27 August 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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