Child Development

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

BTEC NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

Introduction to course

This course provides robust opportunities for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to children's play, learning and development

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC award in Child Care Level 2 Merit (if option taken at Key Stage 4)
  • Grade 4 in English

Modules/units

  • Children's development
  • Development of children's communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Play and learning
  • Keeping children safe
  • 50 hours work placement

Assessment

  • Children’s development - Exam
  • Development of children’s communication – Exam board marked task
  • Play and learning – Assessment based
  • Keeping children safe – Assignment based

Progression Routes

  • BTEC Higher National Certificate in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families (Education, Health and Management)
  • BTEC Professional Diploma in Specialised Play for Sick Children and Young People
  • The BTEC National Award is especially suitable for learners who wish to follow a career in child care.