Course: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development

Department: Health and Social Care and Childcare

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

We provide a practical, real-world approach to learning for those who want to work with children from birth to seven years. The course has a strong practical emphasis, including extensive work experience to build up your knowledge and skills. Whether you're looking to start work in childcare or are already employed and would like to progress your career, we'll support you.

What You Study

  • Maintaining the health of children
  • The protection and welfare of children 
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Meeting the needs of the developing child
  • Children's play
  • Supporting healthy lifestyles for children
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

Jasmine Young

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Jasmine knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others but wasn’t sure exactly how.

Her time studying Health and Social Care at the College College has given her a much better understanding of the areas available and she is now intent on working with primary school children or those suffering mental health issues.