LEVEL 3 Exmouth Community College Course Guide 2018
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Children’s Play, Learning & Development

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development


Are you interested in a career where you will be working with children? Does being a primary school teacher, social worker, nursery worker, psychologist, midwife or paediatric nurse interest you?  If so, this course could be for you.


You will:


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one externally assessed exam, a task set and marked by the awarding body Pearson, taken under supervised conditions, and two course work units marked internally.

Next steps:

This two-year course is equivalent to one A level and will be taken alongside other qualifications. On completion of this course you may choose to enter employment or, depending on your overall grades, progress to higher education.


It can be taken alongside, for example:


What qualifications do I need to get onto the course?

5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above with two being in English and maths


Subject specific entry requirements or  recommendations: 

A GSCE or BTEC in Child Development or Health and Social Care is helpful but certainly not essential. What is most important is that you have a keen interest in children and an enquiring mind into how children grow and  develop, play and learn.


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‘It’s a fun subject that not only teaches you in class but also gives you real experiences in local schools.’


‘Our teacher couldn’t do more to help us understand and succeed in the subject.’


‘We recommend this subject to any hardworking students who enjoy working with children.’