Child Development

L1/L2 OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for our Y10 and Y11 pupils who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

 

What will our pupils study as part of this qualification?

All pupils will study three mandatory topics as follows:

  • Health and well-being for child development
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
  • Understand the development norms of a child from birth to five years.

 

What knowledge and skills will our pupils develop as part of this qualification and how might these be of use and value in further studies?

  • The first topic of study underpins all of the other learning in this qualification. Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development, covering reproduction, parental responsibility, antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks, postnatal provision, conditions for development, childhood illnesses and child safety.
  • In the second topic of study, 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. This topic will also cover nutrition and hygiene practices and students will be given the opportunity to investigate feeding solutions, comparing these to nutritional requirements and evaluating the outcomes. Evaluation skills are developed.
  • In the third topic of study, students will gain an understanding of the development norms from birth to five years and the stages and benefits of play. Students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This topic will include researching, planning and carrying out activities with a child and observing and evaluating these activities, as well as comparing the child to the expected development norms. Researching, planning, observing and evaluating skills would be useful in further studies as these are transferable skills and could be applied to many subject areas.

Overview of the qualification

Units Assessment Method
R018: Health and well-being for child development Written exam

OCR set and marked

1 hour and 15 minutes – 80 marks

RO19: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years Controlled Assessment

OCR moderated

Approx. 7-10 hours – 60 marks

R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years Controlled Assessment

OCR moderated

Approx. 7-10 hours – 60 marks

 

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