Vocational Course

Children's Play, Learning & Development BTEC Level 3

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About this course

This course has proven to be an excellent progression route to higher education and employment in the early years sector.

Over the two years you will gain experience working with children from birth to 8 years in nursery and school settings. This will support you in gaining an understanding of practice in different settings.

You will attend taught classes, where you will study a variety of topics that focus on child development and children's learning activities.

What will I learn?

We will explore topics such as Working with Children with Additional Needs, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Religion, Play, Diet and Nutrition.

You will also learn how to support learning in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

Specific Requirements

  • Science at grade C

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Early Years Foundation Degree, Learning Support Foundation Degree, HNC in Health & Social Care or choose from a range of HNC/D and professional qualifications
  • University - degree in a related subject or teacher training
  • Careers - qualified nursery nurse, teaching assistant, nanny, working within a cr¨che or as a holiday rep

Additional Information

You will need a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for your placement, before you start the course.