OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 Child Development
- A relevant, extremely popular and successful subject that develops a wide range of skills
- Assessed through a written exam and controlled assessment tasks
- Relevant to the world of work, further study and future careers
- Equivalent to GCSE and well received at colleges and university
- Many pupils go on to further study and apprenticeships based around this qualification
What will I study & how will I be assessed?
There are 3 different parts to Child Development:
RO18: Health and well-being for child development. This is the examined unit of work.
- Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood
- Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth
- Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for development
- Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses
- Know about child safety
RO19: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years. RO19 and RO20 are coursework based units of work
- Understand the key factors when choosing equipment for babies from birth to 12 months and one to five years.
- Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years
- Be able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from birth to five years
RO20: understand the development of a child from birth to five years.
- Understand the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms from birth to five years
- Understand the benefits of learning through play
- Be able to plan different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years
- Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years
What will I do in lessons?
There are 3 lessons a week. These are a mixture of theory (written) and few practical lessons.
There will be end of unit tests and coursework deadlines.
Where can Child Development take me?
Nurse. Teacher. Nanny. Midwife. Paediatrician. Early years educator. Social worker.
This qualification could take you on to studying child development, health and social care, psychology, sociology and biology at college or 6th form, this can then progress onto University. There are also many apprenticeships on offer in this employment field. The NHS is a popular provider.
For more information please email Ms Roberts.