|Head of Health and Travel||Ms Turrell|
|Exam Board||OCR Children’s Learning and Development|
Children’s Learning and Development
About the Course
This qualification is for pupils aged 14-16 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 education. It would be beneficial for students to have easy and regular access to a child that will be under the age of 5 by the time the pupil is in Year 11. The child can be a brother /sister, neighbour, family friend or any other family member.
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.
Learners will complete three mandatory units (one externally assessed and two internally assessed and then moderated by the exam board) spread across 120 guided learning hours.
Course length: 2 years, 3 units
RO18: Health and well-being for child development
OCR-set and marked
1 hour and 15 minutes
RO19: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs
of children from birth to five years.
Centre assessed tasks
Approx 7—10 hours—60 marks
RO20: Understand the development of a child from birth
to five years.
Centre assessed task
Approx. 7—10 hours—60 marks
Progression routes –
This course will also offer a progressive route through to A Levels, Technical Certificates, Technical Levels and BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas.
Progression may also be achieved through study on any child centred course, e.g. diploma in children’s care, learning and development.
The level of diploma studied will depend on the grade achieved at GCSE level.