Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC Children's Play Learning and Development
Code Child30
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A broad basis of study of the early years sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels. Work experience of 50 hours across the two years is required in at least one setting, with children from birth to seven years 11 months


The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with higher education to ensure it supports progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved in order to confirm that the content is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. Learners will complete 50 hours� work experience in the sector. Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units which cover the following topics: � children�s development � communication and numeracy � play and learning. 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 � keeping children safe � The Early Years Foundation Stage.

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1: Children�s Development � Written examination set and marked by Pearson � 1 hour 45 minutes � 90 marks. Unit 2: Development of Children's Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills � Task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. � In part A, learners will be provided with a case study of a centre two days before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research � In part B, the supervised assessment period is three hours in a period timetabled by Pearson � 68 marks. The mandatory synoptic assessment requires learners to apply learning from across the qualification to the completion of a defined vocational task. Within the assessment for Unit 3: Play and Learning learners gain an understanding of why play is important to children�s learning and development. The unit links with a number of different theoretical approaches to children�s play, learning and development that are used throughout the qualification. Learners complete the task using knowledge and understanding from their studies of the sector and apply both transferable and specialist knowledge and skills. In assessing the unit assignments will require learners to select from and apply their learning from across their programme.

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Your next steps...

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Children�s Play, Learning and Development is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning. It will enable learners to progress to a wide range of degree programmes. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to employment via higher education; however this qualification will also be relevant for those who choose to progress directly to employment, through an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.