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Children’s Play, Learning and Development

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Year 12 and 13

Subject

 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and development

 

Entry Criteria

Four GCSE grades 9-4 including GCSE English grade 4 or above or Level 2 in Health and Social Care at a level two pass and above

Exam Board

Pearson BTEC

Course Specification Link

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Childrens-Play-Learning-and-Development/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446938256_BTECNationals_CPLD_ExtCert_Spec_Iss2v3S9.pdf

Course Overview

 

 

 

This a 2 year course Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development gives an introduction to study in this sector. It is intended as an Applied General qualification, and is equivalent in size to one A Level. It supports access to a range of higher education courses, possibly but not exclusively in the early years sector, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

There is a possibly this can lead into the 1.5 or 2 A level if the time allows.

 

Assessment

Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units which cover the following topics:

• Children’s Development Learners will gain an understanding of children’s developmental progress from birth up to seven years 11 months (1.5 hr Exam)

 

• Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills. Learners will gain an understanding of how children develop literacy, language, numeracy and communication skills and how to promote and support this development.(The supervised 6 hours task set and marked by Pearson)

 

• Play and learning. Learners study the benefits of play, the influence of theories and approaches to play, and how to Provide and support purposeful play and learning activities for children. (Coursework/practical  task)

 

Learners are able to select one optional unit, which will support their progression to specialised  degree programmes in the sector, and covers areas such as: • Physical development, care and health needs( Coursework)

• keeping children safe( Coursework)

• The Early Years Foundation Stage. (Coursework)

Required work experience

Pupils will be expected to seek out their own placement in the summer term of year 12 for two weeks making up of 50 hours in at least one setting, with children from birth to seven years 11 months.