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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Children's Play, Learning and Development

Overview

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

(Equivalent to 3 Advanced Levels)

Units are taught on a rotational basis 9 units in each year.

 

2017-18 (9 Units)

Unit 1: Children’s Development

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

Unit 3 Play and Learning

Unit 4:  Enquiries into Current Research in Early Years Practice

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

Unit 7: Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Unit 10: Reflective Practice

Unit 12: Children’s Development Outdoors

Unit 14: Career Development in the Early Years Sector

 

2018-19 (9 Units)

Unit 1: Children’s Development

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

Unit 4:  Enquiries into Current Research in Early Years Practice

Unit 5: Keeping Children Safe

Unit 8:  Working with Parents and Others in Early Years

Unit 9: Observation, Assessment and Planning

Unit 11: The Early Years Foundation Stage

Unit 18 Working With Children Under 3 Years

Unit 15: Children’s Imaginative Play and Creativity

 

Sources of information for Unit 3

Text books/Internet

Cooper, L. and Doherty, J., Physical Development (Supporting Development in the

Early Years Foundation Stage), Continuum, 2010 (ISBN 978-1-441192-44-8)

Tassoni, P., Penny Tassoni’s Continued Success with the EYFS, Heinemann, 2010

(ISBN 978-0-435032-59-3)

Tassoni, P., Baker, B. and Squire, G. (ed.), BTEC National Children’s Play, Learning and Development Student Book 1, Pearson Education, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-447970- 96-5)

Early Years Educator (www.earlyyearseducator.co.uk)

Nursery World (www.nurseryworld.co.uk)

 

Sources of information for Unit 6

Textbook

Tassoni, P., Baker, B. and Squire, G. (2012) BTEC National Children's Play, Learning and Development Student Book 1, Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd., ISBN 978 1 44690 134 2.

Websites

www.bury.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=4683&p=0
Guidance for practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage supporting children who are learning English as an additional language

www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=119

Website for Earlychildhood NEWS

www.icommunicatetherapy.com/programme-options/child-information/normal-development/developmental-activites

Website for speech and communication therapy

www.livestrong.com/article/201440-the-effects-of-environment-on-early-language-development/

Article exploring the effects of environment on early language development

Specialities and Awards