Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Sector)

BTEC Level 3

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • The course has been developed in consultation with employers, higher education institutions and professional bodies.
  • This is a full-time programme and success will help students progress to university or careers such as nursery assistants, family support workers and other Early Years professions.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Series of units relevant to schools, nurseries, children’s centres, child minders, play groups etc. 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. Within this course you will have three days in college and two days on placement.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

One exam in your first year, Unit 1: Child Development. Coursework units 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.

 

PROGRESSION

You can gain employment in a number of specific careers within the Early Years Sector as a qualified practitioner or, alternatively, you may wish to progress to university to study Social Work, Primary School Teaching, Nursing and other children and early years related degrees e.g. speech therapist.