Child Development

Child Development (Year 9 – 11)

Contact: M P jones – Faculty Lead for Humanities

Course Details:

This course develops 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 to 5 years.


This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to child development. This qualification consists of three units:

  • Two units graded A* to D assessed by assessment tasks.
  • One multiple choice paper.

Unit One—an introduction to working with children aged 0-5 (assessment task)

Unit Two—development and well being 0 to 5 years (assessment task)

Unit Three—childcare and development 0 to 5 years (multiple choice question paper)

Skills Developed:

This qualification will enable learners to develop significant transferrable knowledge and study skills that will support progression including:

  • an understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting,
  • a basic understanding of child development
  • an introduction to everyday care and routines
  • types of activities that can support the development of children.

Post 16:

On completion of the course students might want to follow a work related learning path and apply for an Apprenticeship. You can go on to college to take vocational qualifications at Level 2 or 3 in Child Care. Or alternatively you may wish to undertake A levels. From these routes you could progress onto Higher Education for various Child care, teacher training, nursing foundation degree and degree courses