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Child’s Play!

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.

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Child’s Play!  This course offers an introduction into the world of play and children’s development for people interested in Psychology and Child Development.  The course looks at how play is able to support and encourage development. This course explores different stages and types of play as well as different theories of play.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about the importance of play and find out how a child’s learning and development can be supported by play.  This course is of particular interest if you have young children or want a career in child care.

Learning and Teaching

Given the interactive nature of this topic, student participation in encouraged and there will be student-led activities. Teaching will also include group discussions, workshops and tutor-led sessions.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment for this course is a portfolio of evidence which can include a storyboard and play-based activities with some written reflections.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Your tutor will give suggestions for reading materials throughout the course.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use Cardiff University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.


Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.