This qualification provides 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 when preparing 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 for 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 will enable learners to develop significant transferable knowledge and study skills that will support progression including:
- An awareness of learning styles and study skills
- A basic introduction into working with children in a variety of settings
- An understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting
- An understanding of equality and diversity within a childcare setting
- A basic understanding of the stages and sequence of child development
- An introduction to observing children and how it supports development
- An introduction to the influences that affect holistic development
- An introduction to everyday care routines and the types of activities that can support the development of independence an introduction to supporting children through transition.
- An awareness of safeguarding with reference to case studies
- A basic understanding of the different laws that’s protect children
- A basic understanding of child psychology and how theory implements in practice.
This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector.
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care
This qualification consists of 3 units:
Unit 01: An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years
Unit 02: Development and well-being 0-5 years
Unit 03: Child care and development 0-5 years
Units 1 and 2 are assessed by an externally set, internally marked task. Unit 3 is assessed by an externally set and externally marked synoptic scenario-based short answer examination (which students have two attempts at). All units are graded A*– D.
Child Care is an excellent source of transferable skills that can be applied to a vast range of different career paths.
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