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Child Development

The Childcare Department is situated in the 6th Form Block and is equipped with a wide variety of practical resources to aid our teaching and the students’ learning.

Overview of the Qualification

The qualification is split into 3 parts

  1. Health and well-being for child development – externally assessed written paper, equivalent to 50% of the total grade.  Questions will cover all aspects of the specification including:
  • Reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood
  • Antenatal care and preparation for birth
  • Postnatal checks, postnatal provision
  • Conditions for development
  • Recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses
  • Child safety
  1. Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.  This is split into three short tasks and will form 25% of the final grade.
  2. Understand the development of a child from birth to five years.  This will form 25% of the final grade. Students will be required to have a child to study between 0-5 years at the beginning of Year 10 in order to complete this area of the course.

This course is suited to people interested in the following careers:

  • Childcare Practitioner
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Community Work
  • Midwifery

Students wishing to follow this course should have a genuine interest in children and posses the following personal qualities; be caring, helpful, honest, patient and kind.

It is also an excellent progression route for further education in the 6th Form where we offer Level 1, 2 and 3 in Childcare.