Children’s Play, Learning and Development: Early Years Educator, BTEC Extended Diploma | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code D3CPLPF1KN

Children’s Play, Learning and Development: Early Years Educator, BTEC Extended Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 3 early years course is a nationally recognised qualification that could lead directly to employment as an early years practitioner in the sector or to degree-level study.

You’ll achieve a broad understanding and knowledge of the early years sector, and develop essential skills such as observation, assessment and reflective practice.

You’ll spend a lot of time developing practical skills, and will cover topics including: children’s development and communication; play and learning; keeping children safe, and working with parents.

We will continue to develop your English and maths skills to the level that most employers look for.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through assignment tasks and a portfolio. You must also successfully complete a minimum of 750 hours assessed practice in at least three early years settings.

What could I do after this course?

You will be able to enter into a career in the early years sector. You could also increase your skills with the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies at University Centre .


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above, including English and maths, or a Level 2 course at merit or distinction.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years


Jasmine Cardwell

“The course has provided me with the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and meet lots of new people”

Former school: Worle

Course: Early Years

What next? Bethan achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.

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