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Children's Play, Learning & Development BTEC Level 3 Block B at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This two year BTEC course looks at the broad basis of study of

the early year’s sector which suits learners who are interested in

working with children. All students will be required to carry out a

minimum of 50 hours work placement in at least one setting over

the two years. This placement has to be a setting with children

from birth to eight years. This course is equivalent to one A-level.

The structure of this course requires you to complete one written

exam, one practical based exam and two pieces of coursework. You

will study the development of children’s communication, literacy

and numeracy skills. You will also learn about the benefits of play,

the influence of theories and approaches to play. Finally, you will

look at the physical care and health needs of children, develop skills

to support their needs and learn how to recognise ill health.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades at 9 to 4 or equivalent.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education. It is also relevant to those who choose to progress directly to employment, through an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years