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BTEC Extended Certificate

Children’s Play, Learning & Development BTEC

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.

Exam Board


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

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.

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