Child Development

Subject Overview

The Child Development course aims to offer a good grounding for those students who wish to follow a profession dealing with young children, whether it be an area of nursing, teaching or social work. This course also develops their awareness of the implications of caring for a family. Students also get the opportunity to take home a doll simulator so they get first-hand experience of dealing with a child. Students are required to respond to the doll crying and ensure the child is handled correctly, fed and changed. At the end of the two days the students get information which has been analysed so that the student can see how well they have handled the doll.


Key Stage 4 Overview (Years 10-11)

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development & Care (60332931)

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 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


This qualification consists of 3 units:

• 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).