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|Introduction||The BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Childrens Play, Learning and Development are Level 3 qualifications. They prepare you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the Early Years sector. The qualification will build and develop the necessary practical skills and understanding to provide learners with a firm grounding in the principles of children's care for progression into employment or higher level education.|
|Study Outline||There are twelve core units in the Certificate and thirteen core units in the Diploma. Additionally the Diploma includes a range of optional specialist units (totalling 1080 guided learning hours) plus both have 750 mandatory placement hours. Students are given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of specific aspects of the sector. Upon successful completion learners will achieve Early Years Educator status.|
|Entry Requirements||Aged 16+ with a minimum of:
To have completed a L3 BTEC in CPLD at Award/Certificate level.
Diploma: 5 Grade A* to C passes at GCSE including Maths and English (and preferably Science), and 2 of which must be grade B or above.
Certificate: 5 Grade A*-C passes at GCSE level (including Maths and English), or a relevant Level 2 qualification, and Maths and English grade A*-C at GCSE level.
At interview, applicants will need to bring with them evidence of experience with working with childre|
|Equipment||You will require stationery equipment, uniform, which is to be worn whilst in a practical child care placement, and text books.|
|Attendance||Full-time. Excellent attendance is required both in College and in the practical placement. Learners are required to attend all lectures.|
|Assessment||One unit is assessed through an externally set and assessed exam. The remaining units are assessed through assignment tasks presented in a variety of ways. Each task is designed to assess the required criteria. Of these remaining units two assignments are externally set, one of which links to practical experience. A Practical Evidence Portfolio also has to be completed to show practical competency|
|Progression||If successful there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore as the qualification enables you to apply for employment in a supervisory capacity, for example as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery, school
setting or hospital. It is also possible for you to progress into careers that require further training as the qualifications hold between 120-420 UCAS points. This includes Higher Education further afield or within the College e.g.Foundation Degree's in Early Years, Healthc|
|Qualification||BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Children's Play, Learning & Development Early Years Educator (EYE).|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|