BTEC Certificate Children's Play, Learning & Development, Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Children's Play, Learning & Development, Level 2 Award
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


BTEC Firsts in Children’s Play, Learning and Development can help you take your first steps towards a career in childcare. You’ll learn essential skills such as understanding child development and keeping children safe. 


Students will undertake learning through seven different units.  Four of these are mandatory; Patterns of Child Development; Promoting Children’s Development Through Play; The Principals of Early Years Practice and Promoting Children’s Positive Behaviour.  Students will also undertake three optional units consisting of: Health and Safety in Early Years Settings; Supporting Children’s Language and Literacy Development; Making Healthy Food Choices for Children; Introduction to Working in the Early Years Sector.

How will it be delivered?

Students are assessed through a combination of internal non-exam assessments and externally assessed exam units.  Students who do not score enough marks gain the Level 2 qualification can still gain the Level 1 certificate.

Entry requirements

Students must be enrolled in the Marsh Academy Post 16, there are no academic entry requirements

Your next steps...

Studying this subject can facilitate moving on to work in the childcare setting or social care in general.  The qualification can also be used as a base to move onto the Level 3 childcare qualification.  Students who study this qualification, can use it to move onto apprenticeships or onto other Level 3 courses.