Child Development:

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development (J818)

Our knowledge-rich curriculum will support learners’ understanding of the developmental norms of children from birth to five years, as well as the stages and benefits of play. Our teaching and learning will ensure students gain a real insight into all of the challenges, excitement, considerations and responsibility surrounding children’s development and the number of agencies and people involved in caring for that development. This course aims to challenge students to investigate the equipment needed for babies, toddlers and preschool children up to five. The Child Development course encourages multiple approaches to learning, such as practical opportunities and real-life scenarios, which will support students to develop their applied knowledge and practical skills.

Our curriculum will ensure all students are fully engaged in their lessons and play an active role in their learning. Indeed, our project-based schemes, portfolio approach and home learning plan will contribute to them developing very strong independent learning skills, both within and outside of the classroom, and becoming critical and analytical learners, able to make decisions. We will foster enthusiasm for the discipline and subsequently prepare students for careers in related fields in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

The course is divided into 4 units:

Unit R018: Health and well-being for child development

60 GLH 1 hour and 15 minutes written paper 80 marks (120 UMS). 50% of the final grade

OCR-set and marked.

This question paper consists of two sections, comprising short answer and extended response questions. It assesses the quality of written communication. There are an allowed two attempts at this paper.

Core learning:

· 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

Child Development Curriculum Plan Year 10-11