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National Award in Children's Play, Learning and Development BTEC KIN at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

This course will allow learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including child development, play and learning, health and safety, safeguarding, observation, assessment and planning.

This course provides a basis for progression when supported by relevant qualifications at Level 2 such as GCSE English and Mathematics, or at Level 3 such as A Levels in Psychology, Biology or English Language. It will provide learners with the opportunity to study a range of optional areas of their choice in more depth. This course is a respected route for those who wish to move into employment in the sector following further study as the qualification was designed in close collaboration with industry.

These qualifications give learners a solid understanding of key areas of children’s play, learning and development judged essential by the sector, as identified in the Early Years Educator (Level 3).

Course content

Studied consists of 360 guided learning hours is equivalent to one A Level in terms of size.

1. Child Development*

2.Play & Learning

4.Health and Safety in Early Years Settings

8.Safeguarding in Early years

9.Observation, Assessment and Planning

Optional specialist units(Learners take one unit)

3. Meeting Children's Physical Development, Physical Care and Health Needs

6. Supporting Children's Speech, Communication and Language

7. Supporting Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development

10. Supporting Children's Literacy and Numeracy Development

*Indicates that unit assessment is externally set and marked.

As part of this qualification, learners must undertake 50 hours of work experience (see Section 3 of the specification)

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements for this course (in addition to at least 5 Grade 5s inc. English and Maths):

Child development GCSE or certificate desirable but not essential.

Assessment

Internal and External assessments

Future opportunities

This course is a respected route for those who wish to move into employment in the sector following further study as the qualification was designed in close collaboration with industry.

Further information

Sarah Morgan (child development and Science teacher)

Tracy Barry (food prep and nutrition teacher)

s.morgan@kinverhigh.co.uk

t.barry@kinverhigh.co.uk

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: 20 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: BTEC

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