Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who are interested in learning about the early years sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is intended as an Applied General qualification, and is equivalent in size to 1 A level. It supports access to a range of higher education courses, possibly in the early years sector, if taken alongside further level 3 qualifications.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress into any Occupational setting which may involve or working with Children and families
  • Would like to progress into any HE course which may involve or working with Children and families
  • An opportunity to complete a mandatory work placement
  • An opportunity to build crucial employability skills

What will you learn?

Students taking this qualification will study the following three mandatory units:

  • Children’s Development
  • Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Play and Learning
  • As well as a centre chosen optioanl unit.
Students will complete 50 hours of work experience in the sector as part of their programme.   

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Andy Petch

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
No prior study of the sector is needed, however a minimum of 5 GCSE's on average 5 or above.

How is the course assessed:
You are assessed by BTEC exams and also by assignments set by the college.