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Children's Play, Learning and Development Level 2 Certificate at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Course description


Whether you want to build your functional skills alongside an introduction to Early Years or you want to gain your EYE qualification, we have a course to fit your needs.

BCA has much to offer, including:

  • A team of well qualified and supportive staff
  • An on site Nursery catering for children aged 3 months to 5 years
  • Opportunities to support ‘Farms Days’ working with 5-7 year olds from local infant schools
  • Trips to a forest school

Course content

This course will enable you to develop your literacy and numeracy skills as well as giving a firm introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to work with children.

This course will provide those who want to work with children the opportunity to obtain a Level 2 qualification. To enable progression to Early Years Educator status, GCSE maths and English will be studied alongside your course, creating a full-time study programme.

*Please note that GCSE attendance is mandatory for this course.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements are 5 GSCEs (or equivalent) at D grade or above. It is essential that these GCSEs contain English and maths at least a grade D.

Future opportunities

There is opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development, depending on the grades achieved in both your main qualification and GCSEs.

For learners who want to learn in a more hands on way, there is also the opportunity to progress on to an Apprenticeship.

Further information

All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.

Last updated date: 05 February 2016

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