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Children’s Play, Learning and Development BTEC First Level 2 (equivalent to 2 A*-C GCSEs) at The John Wallis Church of England Academy

Course description

Course title

BTEC FIRST LEVEL 2 IN CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Exam board

EDEXCEL

Course content

This course covers units which are essential to working with Children. It gives students a greater awareness of current issues and prepares them for Level 3 study. This course requires 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

Students will complete 2 core units and two mandatory units worth 120 GLH.

  • Core Unit One - Patterns of Child Development (30 GLH)
  • Core Unit Two - Promoting Children’s Development through Play (30 GLH)
  • Mandatory Unit One – Principles of Early Years Practice
  • Mandatory Unit Two – Promoting Positive Behaviours

Student will then choose a further 4 optional units to complete the 120 GLH.

Assessment

Core Unit One and Mandatory Unit 4 are assessed externally (written exam). All other units are portfolio based and assessed internally.

 

Students can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* according to the number of points they achieve.

Career opportunities

The course can provide a progression route to Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Children’s Play Learning and Development and provides a broad educational basis for employment within the childcare sector.

Entry Requirement

N/A

Course content

Course title

BTEC FIRST LEVEL 2 IN CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Exam board

EDEXCEL

Course content

This course covers units which are essential to working with Children. It gives students a greater awareness of current issues and prepares them for Level 3 study. This course requires 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

Students will complete 2 core units and two mandatory units worth 120 GLH.

  • Core Unit One - Patterns of Child Development (30 GLH)
  • Core Unit Two - Promoting Children’s Development through Play (30 GLH)
  • Mandatory Unit One – Principles of Early Years Practice
  • Mandatory Unit Two – Promoting Positive Behaviours

Student will then choose a further 4 optional units to complete the 120 GLH.

Assessment

Core Unit One and Mandatory Unit 4 are assessed externally (written exam). All other units are portfolio based and assessed internally.

 

Students can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* according to the number of points they achieve.

Career opportunities

The course can provide a progression route to Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Children’s Play Learning and Development and provides a broad educational basis for employment within the childcare sector.

Entry Requirement

N/A

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Wallis Church of England Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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