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Children's Play, Learning & Development BTEC Level 3 National Certificate at Franklin College

Course description

This course is for those who know they want to work with children. On completion you will achieve the new 'Early Years Educator' status, allowing you to work within the early year's sector or progress onto Higher Education courses. Throughout the course you will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of children's play, learning and development all of which are essential for early year's educators. You will spend three days in college each week studying the underpinning theory and preparing for written assessments and two days in placement in an early years setting throughout the duration of the course to apply the theory you have learnt in the classroom. You may study one additional AS subject alongside this course. Teaching is through a variety of methods such as role play, group work, presentations, research and individual assignments. Some of the units you will study over the two years include: Child development, Play and learning, Meeting children's physical development, physical care and health needs, Health and safety in early years settings, Working with parents and others in early years, Supporting children's speech, communication and language, Supporting children's personal, social and emotional development, Safeguarding in early years, Observation, assessment and planning, Supporting children's literacy and numeracy development, Reflective practice, The Early Years Foundation stage.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language. It is not essential to have already studied childcare at Level 2. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required which the college will fund.


80% Coursework 20% Examination

Future opportunities

This qualification will provide you with a �Licence to Practice� which is essential for employment in any role in early years care and education. A successful student can apply for jobs as soon as they have completed the qualification with opportunities locally and nationally. This course attracts UCAS points so you can progress into higher education to study a range of early years courses giving you access to a wide range of career choices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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