BTEC L2 Tech 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. It will prepare you to work in a wide range of settings with different professionals and volunteers, recognising and valuing the importance of all of them in providing a service for children and their families.

Entry Requirements

4 grade 3’s at GCSE ideally English and maths, an appropriate Level 1 qualification.. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you. All learners will need to have a clear CRB prior to the start of the course
and wil be required to purchase a uniform.

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BTEC L2 Tech Dip in Childrens Play, Learning & Development

Start: 01/09/2020
Days: Mon - Fri
Time: TBC

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. Practical training takes place in a childcare setting where your skills will be assessed.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification will guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to early learning and childcare. It also confirms some aspects of competence, as students will be assessed in the workplace as part of their training.

What else do I need to know?


In this programme, you will learn about children at different stages in their growth and development, as well as how to care for and educate children and how to work with parents, carers and other professionals. The units studied will include: The role of the early years practitioner, creative play, physical care routines and child development. English and Maths will also form an important part of your course, as these are skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life. You will need a clear DBS check prior to the start of the course and you will be expected to purchase and wear a uniform. You will have to pay for course items such as stationary, books and equipment, whilst some courses have placements or visits, which also 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.

What could I do next?


On completion of the course, you may progress on to level 3 Children’s Play Learning and Develpment or an Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a Nursery Assistant, Pre-School Assistant or other roles within the Early Years sector.
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