Adult Courses, Higher Education

Early Childhood Education and Care-Play and Learning in Early Childhood (Level 4)

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Course Overview

Entry requirements

Our degree level taster courses are fully funded for eligible candidates.

Please note, eligible participants will:

  • be aged 18+ and living in a London Borough
  • not currently have a full UK Level 4 qualification or above
  • be either unemployed or Earning below the London Living Wage (LLW)

In addition to the above, individuals must meet further education residency criteria. Please call our team today to find out more on 0330 135 9000


This unit will support students’ understanding of historical and theoretical perspectives and how the dominant discourses that influence play may require updating and application in practice. Students will examine the complexities and challenges that play provides in early childhood practice. They will be encouraged to challenge perspectives on play and see the reasoning behind developing a deep understanding of play. Practical skill development in recording quality observations of children's self-chosen play is an essential part of this unit.

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