Children's Play, Learning and Development (Extended Diploma)

Extended Diploma (Level 3)


This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is designed for students who know that they want to work with children in some capacity, including primary teaching.

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Coursework assignments, one written exam and two externally marked tasks.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements. Caution to applicants - grade 5s may be needed to progress to teacher training, but this is not yet announced, discuss at interview. 

Exam board: Edexcel

Textbooks £50, placement shirt £25, DBS check (currently £56) and travel to placements.

Programme leader:

Sandra Wickens

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Career options may include roles in nurseries, pre-schools, schools, special needs care and hospitals.

Higher education

This course is an accepted qualification for entry into professional training or university, with students going on to study subjects including teaching, speech and language therapy, counselling, children’s nursing, early childhood studies and psychology.

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