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Level 2 Child Play, Learning and Development BTEC

This is the ideal course for learners wanting to study in the context of the early year’s sector. The course will help you to develop essential
knowledge of Child Development and the Play and Learning Curriculum used throughout the sector. Skills prized by employers will be
developed and enhanced such as working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines and presenting information effectively. You will
need to have a passion to work with children and young people to study this course.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 Unit 1 Patterns of child development Unit 2 Promoting children's development through play.
Understanding how play promotes children's development in early year settings
Unit 2 Understanding how different play opportunities promote children's development Unit 2 Understand how play is structured in early years settings
Year 11 Learning aim A.  Understand the importance of the inclusive practice Learning aim B.  Explore ways in which the early years settings implement inclusive practice Learning aim C.  Understand how children are empowered in early years settings Learning aim D.  Understand the importance of the key person approach in supporting behaviour Exam season  


Sociology encourages students to develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society and how Sociologists study and
understand its structures, processes and issues. It is exciting interesting and applicable to students’ lives. Students take a questioning
approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical evaluative skills

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 The sociological approach.
• Studying society: what is society, what happens in society? How does society work? Key Sociologists and theory.
• Key concepts: how do Sociologists describe and explain society?
The sociological approach and research methods.
• Primary research
• Secondary research
• Evaluating research
• Sampling
• Theoretical perspectives and choice of research methods
• Definitions of ‘family’
• Different types of family
• Theoretical perspectives and the family
• Roles within the family
• Family diversity
Families and research methods
• Changing relationships in the family
• Cultural and social class differences
• Research methods in the context of studying families. 
• The function of education in society
• Social class and educational achievement.
• Gender and educational achievement
• Ethnicity and educational achievement
• Social policy and education
• Research methods in the context of education.
Year 11 Crime and deviancy.
• Definitions of crime and deviance
• Social control
• Sociologica explanations of crime
• Measuring crime- statistics
Crime and deviancy and research methods
• Gender and crime
• Social class and crime
• Ethnicity and crime
• Research methods in context
Social stratification
• Different views of socio-economic class inclusing Marx and Weber
• Functionalist views of social stratification
• Life chances and poverty
Social stratification and research methods
• Power, authority and relationships
• Research methods in context
Revision and exam preparation. Exam period