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BTEC Foundation and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Is this course for me?

This course will allow you to develop the skills and qualities required to work with Children aged 0-7 years and 11 months old.

You will undertake a variety of units to develop the underpinning knowledge including assessment and observation and planning skills, required to safely care for children. Your placement will allow you to practise the skills that you have learnt and observe practitioners at work. You will undertake role plays and be observed throughout the course. This will develop confidence in working with children and parents whilst building a portfolio of evidence to support this such as arts and crafts, cooking and resource making.

Study Overview

Examples of units studied:

  • Children’s development.
  • Play and Learning.
  • Observation, assessment and planning in Early Years.
  • Working with parents and others in Early Years.
  • Keeping children safe.
  • Children’s personal, social and emotional development.
  • The Early Years foundation stage.
  • Development of Children’s communication, literacy and numeracy skills.

Progression and Employment Opportunities

You can go into a variety of careers in childcare settings such as nurseries and schools. You can apply for a university course for example, Early Years Practitioner or teaching.


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BTEC Foundation and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development View course details
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