Overview

About the course

Course Introduction

This Course is designed for students who want to work in the Early Years Sector. BTEC’s are vocationally related qualifications where learners develop knowledge and understanding, applying their learning and skills in work related contexts.

Award Body

EDEXCEL

Description

These qualifications give underpinning knowledge of child development and related theories. By completing this course you will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the early years, develop essential skills such as observation, assessment skills and reflective practice skills.

You will also need to attend a work experience so that you can put theory into practice.

Course Suitable For

Anyone who has an interest in working in the early years sector

Preferable Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade C English and Maths

Why Study?

This Course is designed for students who want to work in the Early Years Sector. BTEC’s are vocationally, related qualifications where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in work related contexts.

Progression Opportunities

By completing a one year course you can go on to complete the National Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development

Why Grace Academy?

Why not! Come and learn a new subject in a place that you are familiar with, in surroundings that you are aware of and with teachers who you know, that are willing to help you and support you through your next educational journey.

Modules

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Children’s Play Learning and Development.

BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development.

Two core subjects: Unit 1: Child Development Unit 2: Play and Learning

180 guided learning hours

BTEC Level 3 National Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development

Five Core Units and one optional.

360 guided learning hours

Assessment Methods

Unit 1 – Externally set and marked.

Assignments, coursework, placements and a portfolio of evidence.

Support Provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

Course Application

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk.

Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject suitability of course.

Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.