Play, Learning and Pedagogy
Play, Learning and Pedagogy
Play, Learning and Pedagogy
Play, Learning and Pedagogy
Play, Learning and Pedagogy
Level 4

This short course will support your understanding of how children learn and develop and the practices through which adults can enable this.

This module will introduce you to the role of play in early child development and learning and consider delivery of the curriculum through play with children. 

This module will require you to experience practice within an appropriate setting to allow you to make the crucial links between policy, theory, and practice.

Entry Requirements

For all level 4 modules you would need a level 3 qualification such as an NVQ 3, BTEC National or Access to HE.  You must also be working or volunteering within an educational environment.

All candidates will need to apply and attend a course guidance interview to ensure your placement is appropriate and will enable you to pass the module. 

Funding of short courses

All of our courses cost £2,800 but have a variety of flexible funding options available to them. There are also some discounts available to partner organisations or those sending more than one employee.

You employer / organisational may be able to part or fully fund your place via their staff development budget, alternatively you could take out a Student Loan, which does not need to be repaid until after you have completed your studies and are earning.  Taking out a loan would not impact on your eligibility to access further funding to undertake a degree in the future.

If you have any questions or would like further information regarding funding, please contact us at finance@ucw.ac.uk

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a short course, please complete the application form embedded below.


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Students should take no more than two short courses per year.

If you have any queries or need any support with your application or which course may be best for you, please contact enquiries@ucw.ac.uk

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