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Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC National Award Level 3 at Boston College

Course description

This course is for those who want to focus on a work based route into a career in early years, for example an Apprenticeship in early years. 

Course content

You will cover a range of core subjects, exploring: 

- Child development 
- Play and learning 
- Meeting children's physical development, physical care and health needs 
- Health and safety in early years settings 
- Working with parents and other in early years 
- Supporting children's speech, communication and language 
- Supporting children's personal, social and emotional development 
- Safeguarding in early years 
- Supporting children's literacy and numeracy development 

You will also undertake GCSE English and Maths, as the course have been designed to support you to gain a GCSE grade of C or above. The course also requires you to attend placement 1 day a week. 

There will be educational visits throughout the year with an end of year trip. 

A number of professional speakers and/or visitors will be incorporated into the course throughout the year. 

As a Boston College learner you will have access to a new library facility and IT equipment. There is a variety of food and drink available on site from the College shop, bistro, coffee shop and canteen. The College provides free parking to learners during term time and there are other recreational facilities available.

Entry requirements

This course is designed if you do not hold any GCSE English and Maths qualifications, but can demonstrate an ability to study at Level 3. You may hold Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths, and/or have experience of working with children. 

The course is focussed on a work based learning route and will help you gain the qualifications and experience needed for an apprenticeship in early years 

If you are unable to meet these entry qualifications an alternative course is Children's Care Learning and Development Level 2.

Financial information

The end of year trip is support by the department, however a small contribution may be required. 

Future opportunities

To progression on to Level 3 you will require a merit distinction profile at Level 2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston College directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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