Children’s Play, Learning and Development


The study of human development is a rich and varied subject.

Children’s play, learning and development focusses on the areas of physical growth and development, cognitive ability, the acquisition of language and social and emotional advances from birth to eight years. Choosing this qualification enables learners to acquire the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and in depth understanding required for a future career working alongside children.

The course has been closely developed in conjunction with a range of experts from professional bodies within the child development sectors and is widely recognized by both higher education establishments and industry allowing an excellent pathway to either.

This course enables a wide and varied range of transferable skills to be acquired and therefore progression to either higher education, early years educator apprenticeships or full employment are all post study outcomes. Careers in childhood studies, primary education, early years, midwifery or Pediatric nursing are just a handful of opportunities opened up by this course.