Head of Department
Mrs G Glover
At Cornwallis Academy the Vocational Department provides access to all subjects and an insight into how they operate. We are an energetic and ambitious team, who seek to provide lessons that enthuse our students and help to develop the skills they need to support future aspirations. Subjects will be supported by visits and speakers where course appropriate and where topics are not covered but felt important to give a more rounded insight into the qualification being studied.
BTEC National Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Overview of the courseThis course is a 2-year programme designed to give students years. This programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and childcare skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to eight years. It is aimed at those who wish to work, or are working at an unsupervised level in the children and young people’s workforce in England. The programme will prepare you to work in a wide range of settings, with different professionals and volunteers who provide services for children and their families.
What Will You StudyThere are 3 Mandatory units and 1 optional. Students will be required to produce a portfolio of coursework with will be externally moderated. The Units of study may include:
- Unit 1 Children’s Development
- Unit 2 Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
- Unit 3 Play and Learning
- Unit 5 Keeping Children Safe