BTEC Children’s Play, Learning & Development
The course covers both work at pre-school level and in early years within a school. There are 4 units to be completed over the two years.
Examples of topics covered are:
- Children’s Development
- Development of Children’s Communication
- Literacy and Numeracy Skills
- Play and Learning
- Keeping children safe
- Working in early years
- Services for children and their families
- Career Development in the Early Years Sector
There is also a work experience requirement. This is usually completed as part of the two-week work experience programme as part of the enrichment curriculum.
How will I be assessed?
There are two external aspects to the course: one unit is an examination and the second is a set assignment. The further two units are portfolio based. The units contain assessment tasks at Pass, Merit and Distinction level.
You must have a genuine interest and enthusiasm to work information with children from birth to 7 years. Good communication is also essential.
Students can also progress onto degree level courses such as teaching, early years or social work. It is an ideal course in preparation for these degrees and is fully accepted by admissions tutors.