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Childs play, Learning and Development
Qualification - BTEC Level 3
Exam Board - Pearson
WHY CHOOSE Childs Play, Learning and Development.
A level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Childs Play, Learning and Development is equivalent to one A Levels This is an exciting course which builds on much of the learning assimilated during Year 10 and 11 within Health and Social Care, although a prior qualification in this area is not required to follow it in the Sixth Form.
In Year 12 and 13 the course introduces students to the following topics:
- Children’s Development
- Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
- Play and Learning
- Keeping Children Safe
- Children’s Physical Development, Care and Health Needs
- Working with Parents and Others in Early Years
- The Early Years Foundation Stage
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED?
The course is assessed through coursework and students are closely monitored and tracked to ensure that they are constantly aware of how they are doing and what they need to do in order to improve. Intervention and support is always available to students who, for whatever reason, may not be reaching the targets set for them.
Homework and independent learning tasks are set every week and it is essential for all students as it cements their learning and ensures that they meet criteria which is set for them in terms of their coursework requirements.
COMPONENT 1 – COURSEWORK
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 60%
COMPONENT 2 - WRITTEN EXAMS
In additional to the coursework component students complete 2 externally set and marked exams, which students must gain a minimum of a Pass in.
CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 40%
COMPONENT 3 - WORK EXPERIENCE
Students complete 50 hours of work experience. This can be completed in one, or more placement settings and puts into practice much of what the students have been studying in class. This will take place in a setting with children from birth to eight years. This is an invaluable experience for students and one which really help them focus on areas of specialism for future work and study.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: NO SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, JUST A RANGE OF GCSE GRADES