BTEC L2 Dip in Childrens Play, Learning & Development
What is this course about?
This programme aims to prepare students to work in a supervised role competently, safely and effectively with children from birth to five years. It will prepare you to work in a range of Early Years settings with different professionals and volunteers, recognising and valuing the importance of all of them in providing a service for children and their families.
No formal entry requirements, however a clear DBS is required to work with children and a minimum of a one day a week in an early years placement.
How is it taught
The taught elements of the course will take place in college, using a wide range of teaching strategies and technology. You will be expected to complete some hours of directed study working at your own pace guided by the staff. Practicial on the job training takes place in an Early Years setting where your practical skills will also be assessed.
What else do I need to know?
In this programme, you will learn about children at different stages in their growth and development. You will also learn how to care for and educate children and how to work with parents, carers and other professionals. The topics studied will include such things as: The role of the Early Years practitioner, physical care routines, equality and diversity as well as children’s play activities. You will have to pay for course items such as stationery, books and equipment. Some courses have placements or visits, which may have costs attached. If you need information on any financial support that may be available to help you with fees or study costs for this course contact the Student Assistance Team on 01782 603604. Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up to date facilities in the country. The Learning Resources Centres are designed to help students by offering information technology facilities, workshops and libraries. Students will need to complete an enhanced DBS check.
What could I do next?
On completion of the course, you may be able to progress onto the Diploma for the Early Years Workforce(Early Years Educator)or an Advanced Apprenticeship if you have GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a Nursery Assistant, Pre-School Assistant or other Early Years Practitioner.