Department Home Economics
Subject Title Level 3 National Award in Child Development, learning and play
Exam Board Edexcel
What is it about?
It is equivalent to one A-level in terms of size. The course allows learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including child development, play and learning, health and safety, safeguarding, observation, assessment and planning. It requires learners to take five core units and one optional specialist unit from a
choice of four.
Unit 1: Child Development (120 GLH) as the externally assessed unit. This provides learners with the opportunity to study a range of optional areas of
their choice in more depth, including Unit 6: Supporting Children’s Speech,
Communication and Language and Unit 10: Supporting Children’s Literacy
and Numeracy Development
What will learning be like?
It requires learners to undertake a minimum of 50 hours of work placement in an early years setting to ensure they develop their practical skills and have
experience of working with children
GCSE Child Development A*-C
Grade C or above in English is preferred.
This s a respected route for those who wish to move into employment in the sector of working with children.
Types of courses it can lead into?
Can lead to further education courses in education and early child hood studies.
Where can I find out more?