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What will I learn?

BTEC First Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and
Development will provide you with an understanding of children’s
development and the role of practitioners in an early years setting.
It will also develop your skills of interpersonal communication with
children and adults in preparation for potentially working in the
childcare sector. This course will help you to develop the competency
and understanding needed when entering employment in this sector.

Further course content:

The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Certificate is a 120 – guided learning hour (GLH) qualification that consists of three mandatory units. The units are as follows:

Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development

Unit 2: Promoting Children’s Development through Play

Unit 3: The Principles of Early Years Practice


Unit 1 : Examination (Externally Assessed) (1 hour)
Unit 2: Course Work
Unit 3 : Course Work

What can I do next?

Following completion of the BTEC First Certificate in Children’s Play,
Learning and Development you may wish to progress to further
qualifications in this sector such as the BTEC Nationals Level 3 in
Children’s Play, Learning and Development. These qualifications will
enable you to progress into employment in the sector in a supervised


 BTEC Level 2
 1 Year
Level 2 BTEC First Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Entry Requirements:
4 D-G graded GCSEs including a good standard of literacy and numeracy

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