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BTEC Nationals Diploma in Children’s play, learning and development at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

This is a professional qualification that offers opportunities for both professional and academic development. Theoretical studies and professional skill development will be conducted during the three days of study, whilst the remaining two days will be spent gaining value practical experience in a range of placements. 

Over the two years you will gain a sound knowledge of child development from 0-8 years, gaining an understanding of safeguarding, equality, planning for the unique child and the principles for implementing duty of care in children’s and young people’s care and educational settings.

The course will develop your independent research skills using our extensive research library and your ability to communicate, both orally and written, to an audience of all ages. The course is demanding, working through the various units of study, and very enjoyable. It forms the foundations of the journey to become an excellent practitioner. 

Entry requirements

Average points score of 38+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and/ or maths.

Future opportunities

The extended Diploma carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels. It is relevant for university study in the fields of Primary School Teaching; Early Years and Youth Studies; Social Work; Nursing and many other degree level courses. It is accepted as an entry qualification in many universities. 

The extended diploma is also a professional qualification, which allows you to work at a professional level in a number of roles. These include, to name but a few: Room Leader in an early years setting; Level 3 Learning Support or Teaching Assistant; Qualified Family Support Worker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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  • Start date: Next September