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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Children's Play, Learning and Development

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

What is Children’s Play Care, Learning and Development?

Are you great with kids? Do you want to be? Have you always wanted to work with children, but didn't know where to start? If so, you've come to the right place!

A glance at the titles of the individual modules shows you just what this fantastic course is about. It covers in some detail all of the various needs of children, including their physical needs such as the types of food that are best for them (and nutritional guidelines), the benefits of play and learning activities, and safeguarding children.. . . through to their psychological needs – love, security, positive reinforcement of behaviour – and education. Better still, this fantastic course requires no previous experience, just a passion for the subject!

The course goes on to explore issues surrounding behaviour management, child abuse and the legal framework, and your roles and responsibilities as a care provider, counsellor or teacher. It also discusses and informs on the complexities of the various agencies and legislative frameworks in place to protect children.

Students undertaking the course aim to go into a range of Early Years professions such as teaching, nursery nurses, nursing and youth work. Students will also complete a work placement each week in a professional placement.

Course Summary  

(Broadly equivalent to 1 or 3 A Levels)

Units include…

Children’s Development

Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Play and Learning

Enquiries into Current Research in Early Years Practice

Keeping Children Safe

Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Working with Parents and Others in Early Years

Observation, Assessment and Planning

What skills will I gain from studying Children’s Play, Learning and Development?

You will develop:-

The BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development is a  vocationally related qualification, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in work-related contexts. The course allows students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace.

These skills include:

  • team working;
  • working from a prescribed brief
  • working to deadlines
  • presenting information effectively.

Where can I find out more information?

 Dr Browne, Mrs Todd

See leaflet below.

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