Level Three BTEC National Award Children’s Play and Learning Development


The BTEC National Award in Children’s Care, Learning and Development will give an understanding of the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to provide learners with common core principles of Children’s care for progression to employment or higher level education.

Recommended GCSE’s

Home Economics: Childcare A*-C

English Language GCSE A*-B

It is not essential, although preferable, to have studied Home Economics Childcare at GCSE

Other Desirable Skills

o Effective communication skills

o Ability to meet deadlines

o Good ICT Skills

o Capable of independent learning and research

o Ability to follow teacher led/facilitator guidelines

o Good attendance

o Critical evaluation skills

Other Information

The BTEC in Children’s Care, Learning and Development requires 60 hours work placement to be completed throughout the course.

Grades awarded are A, C and E.

There is no Year 13 ‘Cash In’.

Subject Content

Year 13 – Core Units GLH Level

1  Positive Relationships for Children’s Care, Learning and Development. 60 3

2  Positive Environments for Children’s Care, Learning and Development. 60 3

5  Safeguarding Children 60 3

Year 14

3  Promoting Children’s Development 120 3

38  Reflecting on Practice in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Sector (60 hours work experience) 60 3

Methods of Assessment

This course is 100% coursework based.

Career Possibilities

Paediatric Nurse, Nursery Nurse, Primary School Teaching, Hospital/Play Therapist, Special Education Needs Teacher/Assistant, Midwifery, Social Worker

Transfer and Admissions to Year 8 September 2024

Update on Key Dates and Information on Special Circumstances and Special Provisions, following the SEAG Entrance Assessment,  are available in section: “Transfer 2024”