This course is designed to give you the knowledge; understanding and practical skills needed for supervised employment in early year settings. It is ideal for learners who would like to work with children and their families, in a variety of different early years settings, for example day care, nursery, out of school care and schools.
This course offers an insight into the Child Care sector and provides the opportunity to develop the skills, personal qualities and experience that will help prepare you for further study or employment in this area. You will study a wide range of subjects relating to children’s play, learning and development.
The BTEC First Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development consists of two core units, two mandatory units and five specialist units.
The core units are:
4 GCSEs at A*-D grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
This course is assessed by mainly coursework and two exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, examinations, practical assessments, observations, photographic records and workbooks.
Staff and Facilities:
At the Sheffield College you will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and child care work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong partnerships with local child care employers. The Sheffield College has excellent facilities for child care students, which include well equipped learning areas, a creative practice room, a fully operational kitchen and a simulated nursery room.
Will the course suit me?
An ideal person for this course is one who is interested in caring for children. It is an advantage to be a patient person who enjoys helping others and working as part of a team.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for students going on work placements and will be carried out at the start of the course. Students will need to pay for this and the cost is approximately £52.00.