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BTEC Extended Certificate

Children’s Play, Learning & Development BTEC

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What is BTEC Children’s Play, Learning & Development?

This course is suited to anyone interested in working with young children and children with additional needs in a range of settings. Settings such as nursery, pre-school or primary school. A career within the Early Years sector is challenging but also hugely rewarding. It allows you to make a difference in the lives of children, helping them to reach their full potential. If you have an approachable, trustworthy, enthusiastic and compassionate nature, then the Children’s Play, Learning & Development BTEC may be for you!

What Will You Study?

  • Children’s Development
  • Children’s Communication, Literacy & Numeracy Skills
  • Play & Learning
  • Keeping Children Safe

What Next after Children’s Play, Learning & Development BTEC?

Studying Children’s Play, Learning and Development will enable you to progress into Higher Education to pursue many different careers including – Children’s Nursing, Primary School Teaching, Social Work degrees or one of our Foundation Degrees in Early Years or Teaching and Learning Support here at Newman.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress into a related apprenticeship or training position or study another subject at degree level.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.
NOTE: Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service Application (DBS) is compulsory as gaining work experience with a range of vulnerable client groups is an essential requirement of this course.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate, this is equivalent to 1 A-Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

This course is equivalent to one A-Level and can be combined successfully with traditional A Levels or a Diploma in Health and Social Care to create a pathway into Primary Teaching.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman but clicking here.

Have you considered studying a T-Level? Find out more about the T-Level courses starting September 2020 at Newman by clicking here>

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