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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

BTEC Level 2 Children's Play, Learning and Development

Are you interested in a career working with children? Do you want the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the early years sector and develop your skills working in the early years sector? 

You will: 

  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours working in an authorised early years setting and learn about different job roles, responsibilities and career pathways in the early years sector 
  • Learn about five different areas of development – physical, cognitive, language, emotional and social – and how they are linked 
  • Explore how early years settings use play to promote children’s learning and development at different ages and stages 
  • Learn about the general principles that underpin work in early years settings and ways in which adults in settings work with children and their families 
  • Explore different factors that affect children’s behaviour and the role of adults in early years settings in encouraging children to develop positive behaviour 
  • Develop your understanding of how to keep children safe in early years settings by reducing the risk of accidents and infections 

How will I be assessed? 

You will be assessed through two externally assessed exams and six course work units marked internally. 

Next steps: 

This one-year course is equivalent to two GSCE’s. On completion of this course you may choose to enter employment or progress to a Level 3 course here at Exmouth Community College. 

What qualifications do I need to get onto the course? 

4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade 3 with two being English and maths. 

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: 

A GSCE or BTEC in Health and Social Care is helpful but certainly not essential. What is most important is that you like children and want to learn about how children grow and develop. 

Contact: Mrs Rawles