Childcare and Health and Social Care

Head of Department: Mrs. L. Binks

Qualification: BTEC First Award in Children’s Play, Learning and DevelopmentExam Board: PearsonExam/NEA split: 33% Written exam. 66% Internal Assessment subject to External Standards Verification.

Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development

Weighting: 33%

Written exam – 1 hour

This unit reflects thinking and research in the sector, including the importance of having knowledge and understanding of child development for the age range of birth up to eight years and focuses on the key milestones of growth and development within the ages. The role of the adult in supporting children’s development is explored in detail.   

Unit 2: Promoting Children’s Development through Play

Weighting: 33%

Internal Assessment subject to external standards verification.

This unit explores play as a route of children’s learning, which forms the basis of early years frameworks such as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England. It details how play promotes children’s development in early years settings and how play is structured.

Unit 3: The Principles of Early Years Practice

Weighting: 33%

Internal Assessment subject to external standards verification.

This unit highlights the importance of inclusive practice and the need to empower children and how this is implemented in early years settings. The role of the key person within early years settings is explored including how they support children’s development.

Course Summary:

This course covers the essential knowledge and understanding that learners need to progress to other qualifications and apprenticeships within the sector and more broadly. This course teaches self-management and organisational skills through completing the internal assignments for units 2 and 3 and an awareness of reflective practice from reviewing case studies and examples within early years settings.The teaching uses up to date and relevant materials that make use of scenarios appropriate to the variety of employment opportunities within the early years sector. Learners are provided with opportunities to apply their learning through practical activities that can be found in the workplace. 

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