Children's Play, Learning and Development BTEC Certificate (Level 3)Course ref. QW088
This course is designed to enable you to:
Develop and sustain an interest in early years care and education
Acquire knowledge and understanding of early years care, education and issues affecting the child care sector
Develop skills that will enable you to make an effective contribution to the child care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem solving in a work related context
Apply the knowledge, understanding and skills
Is it for me?
The course is for those who want to work in the field of child care or continue to further study. The course includes the opportunity to undertake practical work. Assessment is through exam and coursework.
You will develop the general skills, knowledge and understanding needed within the Child Development Sector. This course provides an investigative and problem solving approach to the study of Children’s Play, Learning and Development.
Unit 1 – Child Development (Exam)
You will learn about the ways in which growth and development are interlinked. This interlinking is why we often talk about children’s ages, as well as their stages of development. You will learn about children’s development in five broad areas: physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social and will see how these areas of development are interlinked.
· Understand how the principles of growth and development apply to children’s developmental progress from birth up to 8 years
· Understand theories and models of development and how they relate to aspects of children’s development
· Be able to apply theories and models of child development to support children’s development
· Understand how a range of factors influence children’s development
· Understand the importance of recognising atypical development
Unit 2- Play in Early year’s settings (Coursework)
Do you remember playing when you were little? It is something that most children do. Whether it be splashing around in water or pretending to be a superhero, play seems to be an integral part of most people’s childhoods, although up until recently it was not particularly valued.
Today, things have changed. Play is seen as an important way in which children learn and a lot of time is spent in early years settings looking at how play can be used to promote children’s development.
· Understand the links between play and children’s development
· Understand how a range of play opportunities and types can support children’s development
· Understand how a range of perspectives influence current approaches to play
· Understands adults’ involvement in children’s play
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language and Maths. A GCSE at grade C or above in Biology would be desirable.
Which courses go well with this?
Health and Social Care, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Biology.
Work or further study and training in Nursing, Classroom Assistant, Nanny, Primary Education.