Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT?
The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to learn about the care, learning and development of children.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and the knowledge necessary to work with children and young people.

WHY STUDY CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT?
This course offers a practical and vocational route into fields
of childcare employment.

Students are given access to a wide range of specialist equipment, including interactive babies, pregnancy simulator and model infants exposed to various lifestyle induced disorders.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

As this course is very specific and vocationally based, a desire to work with children is a basic requirement.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
There is a combination of coursework and external examinations.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC IN CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT?
This course provides you with an opportunity to enter into a wide variety of university courses at Honours or Foundation level.

Alternatively, areas of employment that would be possible include: Early Years Educator, Primary School & Early Years teaching, Classroom Assistants and Children’s Nursing.