Department       Home Economics

Subject Title       Level 3 National Award in Child Development, learning and play

Qualification      BTEC

Exam Board        Edexcel





Course Description


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


Entry Requirements

GCSE Child Development   A*-C

Grade C or above in English is preferred.


Progression Routes


-Further Education


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.


Further Details


Where can I find out more?

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