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Nottingham Academy

Children's Play Learning and Development

Qualification:  BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Children's Play, Learning and Development

If you are excited by the prospect of working with children, gaining skills and qualifications along the way, with great prospects for your career, this is a course for you. You will gain an understanding of children's developmental progress, how children develop literacy, language, numeracy and communication skills, the benefits of play and how to support children's physical development.

The course explores...

•how children grow and develop from birth to 8 years old.
•what milestones are and when children meet them
•contributions of key theorists and how they help us to  understand the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of children
•The importance of and types of play
•Care routines

Career Pathways:

•Paediatric Nursing
•Degree in Childhood Studies
•Primary School Teacher
•Family support worker
•Teaching Assistant
•Nursery Nurse
•Play Therapist
•Social Worker
Year 1
Unit 1: Children's Development 
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Unit 3: Play and Learning

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Year 2 

Unit 2: Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills   

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Unit 6: Children’s Physical Development, Care and Health Needs

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