Children’s Play Learning and Development

Level 3

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs Bailey / Miss Dungate

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades at 9 to 4 or equivalent.

Course Content

This two year BTEC course looks at the broad basis of study of the early year’s sector which suits learners who are interested in working with children.

All students will be required to carry out a minimum of 50 hours work placement in at least one setting over the two years. This placement has to be a setting with children from birth to eight years. This course is equivalent to one A Level.

The structure of this course requires you to complete one written exam, one practical based exam and two pieces of coursework. You will study the development of children’s communication, literacy and numeracy skills. You will also learn about the benefits of play, the influence of theories and approaches to play. Finally, you will look at the physical care and health needs of children, develop skills to support their needs and learn how to recognise ill health.


Open Evening Documents

Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Further Opportunities

This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education. It is also relevant to those who choose to progress directly to employment or through an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.