BTEC Level 2 Award in Children’s Play Learning and Development
This is made up of 3 units and the final Award will be at either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
- Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development is a multiple choice exam to be sat in the January of year 12. This unit looks at how children from birth to eight year, grow and develop from a holistic perspective. You will learn about the key areas of development, the links between them and how each area may complement each other. You will learn about expected milestones and ‘norms’ of development and consider how adults in early years settings can support children’s development.
- Unit 2: Promoting Children’s Development through Play In this unit you will look at how early years settings use play to promote children’s learning and development at different ages and stages, including babies, and the types of play opportunities that early years settings usually provide. You will learn about how play opportunities are structured and how early years settings use a range of ways to provide for play to benefit the children. You will learn that play is complex, yet very important to children’s learning and development.
- Unit 3: The principles of early years practice is a coursework based unit and covers the importance of empowerment of children in early year’s settings and why the key person approach is used in early years settings.
Award in Child Development & Care
This course is equivalent to a GCSE at grade D to A*. There are three units in total. Unit 1 and Unit 2 are coursework assignments and Unit 3 is a Multiple Choice Examination based on everything you have learned in the other two units.
- Unit 1 An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years - You will develop your study skills so that you will be successful in college and in placement. You will explore the main types of settings that are available for 0-5 year olds locally. You will be learning about the responsibilities & limits of the early years workers role in placement and when to ask others for help or advice. You will understand that every child is different and has individual needs and will be able to explain the importance of fairness and inclusive practice.
- Unit 2 Development and well-being 0-5 years - You will be learning about how children develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially in the first 5 years of life. You will identify age-appropriate milestones for every area of development and be able to name some factors that can affect a child’s development. You will be learning how to use everyday care routines & activities to support children’s independence, health, safety & well-being.
- Unit 3 Child care and development 0-5 years - You will revise everything that you have learned so far in units 1 and 2. This unit is assessed by a one hour Multiple Choice examination.
Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
- Supporting people with learning disabilities - You will learn what learning disabilities are and how they are caused. You will about the impact a learning disability has on a family. You will also find out the different types of advocate that is available as well as the legislation that is in place to support people with learning disabilities. The course will also teach you about how attitudes have changed about people with learning disabilities and the importance of effective communication.
- Dementia - This unit will teach you what dementia is and why it is considered a learning disability. It will look at how dementia is caused with focus on the four main forms of dementia, this will explore the signs and symptoms of each form and the similarities and differences between them. The unit will also teach you the impact dementia can have on the family.
- Understanding Mental Health Issues - This unit allows us to look at different mental health problems, signs and symptoms, treatments and the effects they have on the individual and their families.
- Physical Disabilities - This unit allows us to look at different physical disabilities, signs and symptoms, treatments and the effects they have on the individual and their families.
- Supporting people to maintain personal hygiene - This unit allows us to understand how to help those with learning disabilities to maintain their personal hygiene.