This vocational qualification offers pupils a basic introduction to the childcare sector. It equips pupils with a knowledge and understanding of child development and wellbeing, focusing primarily on children from the ages of 0-5 years old. Pupils will focus on developing a range of practical skills and engagement techniques which are necessary for working with children in a variety of early years’ settings. They will learn about key stages in a child’s intellectual, physical and social development. Pupils will also learn about health and safety to ensure they are well-equipped to recognise and prevent any potential dangers to a child’s welfare. They will be encouraged to extend their understanding of the sector through appropriate role play and practical activities.
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: OCR Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Child Development Level 1/2 – J818
Through links with local nursery schools, pupils benefit from opportunities to work with babies or young children and observe their development. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.