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Child Development at Oak Academy

Child Development Teaching Staff

  • Mrs R Cummings

Why Health & Social Care is Important

Do you dream of working with children? Are you flexible and able to work under pressure? Then maybe a career in child development is right for you!

This qualification is for students aged 14–16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development.

Teaching and Learning in Health & Social Care

The Cambridge National Level 1 and 2 qualification in Child Development is equivalent to one GCSE and is vocationally related qualification .

Do you dream of working with children? Are you flexible and able to work under pressure? Then maybe a career in child development is right for you!

This qualification is for students aged 14–16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development.

For the course, you will study three units, one of which is an exam.

The first unit underpins all of the other learning in this qualification. All students will learn the essential knowledge and understanding for child development, covering reproduction, parental responsibility, antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks, care, conditions for development, childhood illnesses and child safety. Knowledge gained would be of use for further studies in PHSE, Biology and other Child Development qualifications.

In Unit 2, students will gain knowledge of the equipment needs of babies and young children and an understanding of the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all of these needs. They will also gain knowledge of nutrition and hygiene practices and will be given the opportunity to evaluate dietary choices.

In Unit 3, students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This unit will include researching, planning, carrying out activities with children and observing and reviewing these activities, as well as an understanding of the development norms and the benefits of play in child development.

This is a ‘doing course’. Students will complete numerous practical’s as well as undertaking placement in our feeder school.

GCSE Specifications

The link to the Cambridge National specification for Child Development can be found below:

Cambridge Nationals – Child Development Level 1/2 Certificate – J818 – OCR