Children's Play, Learning and Development: Early Years Assistant, BTEC Diploma | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code D2CPLPF1KN

Children's Play, Learning and Development: Early Years Assistant, BTEC Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 2 early years course provides the knowledge and experience you’ll need to either gain employment working under supervision in an early years setting or to progress to a Level 3 course.

As part of the course, you’ll spend two days a week working in an early years’ settings, which we will organise for you.

You’ll learn about children’s play; promoting and supporting development; working with parents, carers and fellow professionals; and meeting the needs of individual children.

You’ll also explore ways to promote early literacy and numeracy and this includes developing your own English and maths skills.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through projects, assignments, presentations and practical activities.

What could I do after this course?

You’ll have the skills to work under supervision in a range of early years settings including pre-schools, nurseries, after-school clubs and as a child minder or nanny. You could also increase your skills with the Level 3 Early Years course or an early years apprenticeship at Weston College.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2/E to 4/C or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Course Level

Level 2

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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