Children’s Play, Learning and Development

BTEC Level 3

Why take this course?

The course has been developed in consultation with employers, higher education institutions and professional bodies.
It only takes up one block so you can study other A-Levels/L3 courses alongside it.
Students can expect to progress to university to study courses that involve working with children (primary school teachers, paediatric nurses, social workers, speech therapist).


What will I study?

The core modules consist of Child Development and Play in Early Years Settings. Other units look at Health and Safety, Meeting Needs and Working with Parents. You will also undertake a placement as part of this course.


How will I be assessed?

One exam in your first year, Unit 1: Child Development. A number of coursework units in your first and second year produced as written reports, presentations, display work and group work. You will complete a Practical Evidence Portfolio, which will consist of your achievements and reflections on placement settings. You will attend placement for one morning or afternoon each week.



Progress to university to study Social Work, Primary School Teaching, Nursing and other related degrees or you may wish to continue further training to achieve the Early Years Educator Status.