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Child Development and Care

Department Contacts

Staff Role Email
Mrs L Heasell RSL for Year 7, Subject Lead for Child Development and Teacher of Humanities
Miss I Robinson Head of Business Studies, Child Development and Economics
Key Stage 4 (Year 10/11)

NCFE Cache Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care

What does this qualification cover?

The Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care provides learners with the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. It has been designed to meet the needs of learners from the age of 14 years. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It is aimed at a range of learners who wish to be introduced to childcare and development of children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study

How is this qualification structured and assessed?

This qualification consists of 3 units:

  • Unit 1 - An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years
  • Unit 2 - Development and well-being 0-5 years
  • Unit 3 - Child care and development 0-5 years

• Unit 1 and unit 2 graded A*– D, assessed by an externally set, internally marked assessment task. Mandatory assessments for each unit will be subject to internal and external quality assurance

• Unit 3 graded A*-D, assessed by an externally set and externally marked synoptic scenario-based short answer examination (component TACDC).

Unit 1 – An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years

This is an introductory unit designed to give an overview of the types of settings and local provision for children. You will learn how to prepare for working in settings and the responsibilities of early years workers. You will also gain an insight into your preferred learning style and develop your ability to study.

Unit 2-Development and well-being 0-5 years

This unit focuses on holistic development and factors that affect development. You will be introduced to ways of observing children so that you can support their development through appropriate activities and care routines. You will also learn to work with children when they move from one setting to another.

Unit 3 – Childcare and development 0-5 years

This unit will assess your knowledge about the development of children aged 0-5 years. You will be expected to know about the different types of care settings and your responsibilities if you were learning how to work with children. You will need to show that you understand how children develop, what can affect their development and the individual needs they may have. You will need to show that you know ways to care for them and simple activities that help them to develop healthily and safely. You will also need to show that you understand the ways that can support your learning.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners will be able to progress to further relevant level 2 programmes of study or level 3 programmes of study, including those from our Early Years Educator suite. Learners may also progress to an Apprenticeship route in early years or childcare at either level 2 or level 3.

Homework and Revision Resources

Every student at Thomas Clarkson Academy is set homework through Satchel (formerly Show My Homework), and all lessons and learning materials for this qualification are available through Microsoft Teams, where each student will have 24/7 access to their subjects’ Team, where they can send messages, see posts and most importantly gain access to all lessons, assignments and learning resources. A range of good websites will also be recommended to students when they start the course.