BTEC Children’s Play, Learning and Development
BTEC stands for Business and Technical Education Council, and their aim is to enable students to achieve specialist work-related qualifications. BTEC Children’s Play, Learning and Development (CPLD), is being offered to help you gain some of the skills you will need for a career in education or care, for example, initial teacher training, nursing, early years practitioner, youth leader, sports coach, children’s holiday representative, child psychology.
BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where students develop knowledge and understanding. Students can also apply their learning and skills in a work-related context if progressing to Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development.
Additionally, BTEC subjects are popular and effective because they allow students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; and presenting information effectively.
This exciting course is delivered by Mrs Mason.
Key Stage 4
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development (360 GLH).
The Award is fully aligned with requirements for progression –to further study at Level 3, into an apprenticeship or into the workplace.
The BTEC First Award is a Level 2 qualification with Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* grades and is equivalent to one GCSE, A*-C.
Level 2 Units
In Year 10 the following units are taught:
UNIT 1: PATTERNS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT (Exam May 2017)
UNIT 2: PROMOTING CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PLAY (Assignments)
In Year 11 the following unit is taught:
UNIT 3: PRINCIPLES OF EARLY YEARS PRACTICE (Assignments)
Students undertaking the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Children’s Play,
Learning and Development are required to experience a minimum of three different placement settings, totalling 800 hours, one placement for each of the following age bands:
● birth up to 2 years in a nursery
● 2 up to 4 years in nursery, pre-school but not reception classes
● 4 up to 8 years with children who are in a classroom setting.
Up to 100 hours can be undertaken with an older age group, e.g. children with additional needs
The placements are local Primary Schools and Nurseries that have been used for many years and the staff, who demonstrate top quality professional practice, are also very supportive.
Finally, the Levels 2 and 3 qualifications should help develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills which are vital for students who may become educators of children themselves.
Child's Play, Learning & Development Curriculum