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Children's Play Learning and Development - BTEC Level 3 at Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college

Course description

Why study CPLD BTEC?

CPLD is an excellent course for students who wish to follow a career in Childcare. The course offers a depth of knowledge in a work related context.


Course content

Childrens Play Learning and Development consists of 5 coursework components and one exam. The coursework components are:

Child Development: In this unit, you will learn about the ways in which growth and development are interlinked. You will learn about children’s development in five broad areas: physical, cognitive, language, emotional and social, and will see how these areas of development are interlinked.

Play in Early Years Settings: During the study of this unit, you will discover that there are many different types of play and different ways that it can be organised. This is important because when you are working with children, you will need to plan for their different needs and interests. You will, therefore, also learn about the way adults work to organise, resource and plan for play.

Meeting Children’s Physical Development, Physical Care and Health Need: In this unit you will learn how to meet children’s physical care needs in ways that respect them as individuals and support their learning and development.

Health and Safety Practice in Early Years Settings:  As well as wanting their children to learn and be happy, most parents also want to know that their children will be safe when they leave them in someone else’s care. Therefore, that this qualification has a unit on health and safety.

Collaboration with Parents, Colleagues and Other Professionals in Early Years: By the time you have completed this unit, you should have a good understanding of the importance of collaborative working in outcomes for children. You will learn about the role of parents in children’s lives and factors that affect parenting styles. In this unit you will explore ways of working with parents, colleagues and other professionals and how to communicate effectively to develop positive working relationships with them.


Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent passes in at least four subjects at Grade C which should include a Grade C in English and Maths.



Unit 1 - Exam 1hr 45mins

Unit 2, 3 and 4 - Coursework internally moderated.


Future opportunities

Where could CPLD BTEC take me?

CPLD can enable students to attend a higher level qualification at University in a childcare related subject, and can support those who seek employment.


Further information

For further information please contact:

Mrs K Ram,  Lead CPLD Teacher


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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