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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School


Subject Children’s Play, Learning and Development 
Exam Board Pearson
Qualifications Level 3 Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
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Order of Units

Unit 1 (1hr 45 minute exam) – Children’s Development   

Unit 2 (3 hour exam) – Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy 

Unit 3 (Coursework) – Play and Learning  

Unit 5 (Coursework)- Keeping Children Safe 

Suggested Resources

For the examination units (1&2) you may wish to purchase the textbook, which can be found on the link below:  

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A revision guide is also available on: 

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Links to past papers can be found on the link below: 

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For the coursework units you should access the resources on MS Teams, this includes theory PowerPoint as well as model answers for the tasks set. 

Expected Homework Hours Per Week

Coursework – A minimum of 3 hours a week is expected in order to meet deadlines and ensure work is completed to a high standard. 

Exams – It is recommended that you spend a minimum of 3 hours a week working on revision notes or researching around topics to secure your understanding prior to the exam. 

Learning Platforms Used All lessons, assignments and homework is set virtually on MS Teams, this is also the platform used for the class to share resources, ideas and communicate with their teachers. 
Submission of Bridging Work Please send your completed bridging packs to: