What will be studied?
- Students will carry out an in-depth research task on a topic of their choice, these include:
- Pre-conceptual care
- Ante-natal care
- Health, safety, diet and care of the child
- Support for the parent
- Students will work with a child aged up to 10 years old over a period 4-6 months. Students will have to plan research and activities to observe the range of developments that take place in a child.
- Students will investigate the full development and support of the child from pre-conception all the way through to the end of KS2.
Who will this course suit?
Students who have an interest in working in a child care or education setting will be best suited to this course. Not only will students look at the physical and emotional development of a child, they will investigate the role of education and how it helps children develop.
This course has a mix of coursework, which is assessed through portfolios, and an exam which meets the needs of different learning styles.
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How is the course assessed?
This qualification is split into three units.
Unit 1: Research task (30%)
Students will produce a portfolio of evidence that is internally assessed.
Unit 2: Child study (30%)
This is assessed through a portfolio of evidence based on a lengthy study of a child. It is assessed internally.
Unit 3: Development of the child from pre-conception to 10 years.
This is an exam which looks at the range of stages of development of a child. It is worth 40% of the overall qualification.
What will this qualification lead to?
This qualification will help students develop a sound understanding of the Child Development and Learning industry and develop valuable skills to secure progression for further study and employment in this sector.