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Children's Play, Learning and Development at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

On this course students will learn the principles of child development and how it can be supported through play. You will gain practical experience through work placements within the sector. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a broad range of skills essential for those working in the Early Years Sectors. This course is beneficial to those wishing to work with children as either carers, teachers, play therapist, paediatric nurses, and social workers.

Course content

Children’s Development – you will look at the key milestones children are expected to meet in the first 5 years in this mandatory unit

Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills – this is a mandatory unit in which you will look at how children develop skill including reading writing and numeracy and how early years workers can develop play activates to encourage these skills to develop.

Play and Learning – this is a mandatory unit during this unit you will explore the relationship between play and learnings by testing a range of play activities and assessing the impact they have on a child learning

You will study a range of optional units such as:

  • Keeping Children Safe
  • Children’s Physical Development, Care and Health Needs
  • Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Working with Parents and Others in Early Years
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning
  • Reflective Practice
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Children’s Development Outdoors
  • Healthy Eating in the Early Years

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: 19 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Sixth Form
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01204 333266
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