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The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

Course description

What is BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play Learning and Development?

Choosing to study the BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development is a great decision to make for lots pf reasons.

BTEC courses are popular and effective because they allow learners to take

responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a

prescribed brief; working to deadlines; and presenting information effectively.

The units within the BTEC National Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development are designed to give learners relevant knowledge and understanding of theories and approaches to working with children.

What is the course structure?

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Award in Children’s Play, Learning and

Development consists of five units for the completed qualification. Topics include child development, play in early years settings, meeting children’s physical development and care needs, health and safety practice in early years settings and collaboration with parents and colleagues.

Unit 1, Child Development, is externally assessed with an examination. The other four units are assessed with coursework.

What will I study?

This course offers the opportunity to study a variety of topics including the way children gain skills and abilities, the processes of language development and thinking. The benefits of play are explored, along with different approaches to organising play and the role of the adult in play. Keeping children safe is an important part of working with children, and understanding how accidents and the spread of infection, how to respond to emergencies and the relevant health and safety legislation are studied. Finally, an understanding of the different roles played by adults in children’s lives provides important insight into working with other professionals and parents.

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