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BTEC Nationals from 2007 | Children’s Care, Learning and Development

The children’s care sector comprises statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services. Strict regulation means employees must demonstrate the highest standards of care and professional conduct. The BTEC Level 3 National Award, Certificate and Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development can provide a springboard to a university degree or Foundation Degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, to BTEC HNCs and HNDs, or to employment.

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The last registration date for the BTEC Nationals in Children's Care, Learning and Development is 31 August 2014 in England and NI, 30 June 2014 in Wales. All centres delivering Level 3 early years qualifications in England need to switch to new qualifications from September 2014. We are applying for an extension in Wales and Northern Ireland to 31 August 2015. We will update centres as soon as we have further information. Learn more

Further details

expandAccreditation information: Award
expandAccreditation information: Certificate
expandAccreditation information: Diploma
expand Qualification titles covered
BTEC National Award in Children's Care, Learning and Development
BTEC National Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development
BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development




Specification - Issue 4

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Specification (Welsh translation)

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Statement on family placements for Unit 4: Reflecting on and Developing Practice for Children aged 0-8

August 2011

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Grade boundaries and UCAS points

July 2011

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Legacy Documents

IVA Centre Guidance

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IVA Learner Instructions

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Legacy Professional Practice Log

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Legacy Specification Issue 4 (May 2006)

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Legacy Tutor Support Materials (September 2005)

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Professional Practice Assessment Log (Certificate and Diploma)

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Student Guides

Student Guide (Award)

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Student Guide (Certificate)

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Student Guide (Diploma)

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Tutor Support Materials

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