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Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC Diploma Level 3

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    Boston

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    September 2019

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The Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC National Diploma is a two year course. During your first year you will study the Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) Extended Certificate, which will provide the knowledge to progress onto the second year or an apprenticeship within the Early Years sector. Progression onto and completion of the Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC National Diploma will gain you full Level 3 Early Years Educator status.

What will I do?

During the Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC Extended Certificate you will cover a range of core subjects, exploring:

  • Child development
  • Communication literacy and numeracy
  • Play and learning
  • Keeping children safe

During the Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC National Diploma you will study the following units:

  • Children’s physical development, care and health needs
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Working with parents and others in early years
  • Observation, assessment and planning
  • Reflective practice

There will be educational visits throughout the year with an end of year trip.

A number of professional speakers and/or visitors will be incorporated into the course throughout the year.

As a Boston College learner, you will have access to a new library facility and IT equipment. There is a variety of food and drink available on site from the College shop, bistro, coffee shop and canteen. The College provides free parking to learners during term time and there are other recreational facilities available.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC Diploma are five GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above) including English, Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification.

Additionally, you may hold Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths, and/or have experience of working with children.

The course is focussed on a work based learning route and will help you gain the qualifications and experience needed for an Apprenticeship in early years.

If you are concerned about the above entry requirements an alternative course available is the Children's Care Learning and Development Level 2.

The Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC Diploma will take you two years to complete. You will attend College for three days a week, and at placement for one day a week.

You will need to attend the core subjects and the English and Maths GCSE lessons if applicable.

You will be required to complete all course assignments in a timely manner and will be required to access further research to ensure breadth and depth of knowledge, therefore a commitment to study out of college is required. To help with this you will be introduced to study plans during induction.

The Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) BTEC Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost:
Year 1 (Extended Certificate) - £2225
Year 2 (Diploma) - £TBC

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or enquiry@boston.ac.uk for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

On successful completion of the National Diploma you could progress onto higher education and a variety of roles within the Early Years sector.

Additional costs include a contribution towards the end of year trip may be required.

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College's Bursary scheme and Be Brilliant Foundation.

There may be an opportunity to complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.

Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will have the opportunity to spend an average of 50 days working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.

With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.

What will I gain?

  • Build your confidence, self-reliance and independence in the workplace.
  • Enhance the learning from your college course.
  • Develop your experience and expand your CV.
  • Give yourself a head start in knowing what type of job you may want to go into after finishing your course.
  • May lead to further opportunities such as paid employment or an apprenticeship on completion of your course.
  • Take a step forward professionally, knowing the behaviours expected in the workplace.

What will I do?

  • You will take part in an average of 50 days placement in a role that is directly relevant to your course, in an external organisation.
  • You will develop the practical and technical skills required for your profession/trade.
  • You will develop employability skills such as communication, teamwork and time management.

An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.

For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: enterprise@boston.ac.uk or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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