Early Years Education (Child Development)

Staff Quote

Subject Leader

Claire Scott

Teachers

Kelly Hodgson
Kirsty Freeden

If a child lives with...

Criticism, a child learns to condemn.
Hostility, a child learns to fight.
Fear, a child learns to be apprehensive.
Pity, a child learns to feel sorry for him or herself.
Jealousy, a child learns to feel guilty.
Tolerance, a child learns to be patient.
Encouragement, a child learns to be confident.
Praise, a child learns to be appreciative.
Recognition, a child learns it is good to have a goal.
Approval, a child learns to like him or herself.
Honesty, a child learns what truth is.
Fairness, a child learns justice.
Acceptance, a child learns to love.
Security, a child learns to have faith in him or herself and those about him or her.
Friendliness, a child learns the world is a nice place in which to live.

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It Is Better to Build Children than to mend Adults

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.

Why study Child Development?

Child development looks at all the things needed for a child to grow into a healthy adult, we study 5 areas of development (physical intellectual emotional social and communication) these are linked to ages and stages of development birth to 16 years old. Students will have the opportunity to care for a "Virtual baby" over the course to give them a real insight into caring for a new-born baby.


Aims / Objectives

Child development can be studied as an interest just to provide a qualification, or it can be studied with the intention of being a future career. This subject is the only Btec that provides a professional as well as academic qualification at post 16, thus allowing successful student a qualified practitioner status to progress directly to the work place.

Child Development can be chosen as an option in year 12. It can initially be studied at 2 levels depending on your ability;

Level 2 certificate

This course is the equivalent to 2 Gcse's at A*-C.

  • Unit 1 Understanding the growth and development of children
  • Unit 2 keeping children safe
  • Unit 3 Communicating with children and adults.

Pupils will need to complete a 60 hour work experience placement as a compulsory requirement of this course. In year 12 students who have previously studied child development can extend their learning from a certificate to a diploma at level 2 and 3.


Level 2 Diploma

Pupils study 5 units of work and complete 240 hours of work related learning.
BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment. On successful completion of a BTEC National qualification, learners can progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the same vocational area.


Level 2 Diploma

Pupils study 5 units of work and complete 240 hours of work related learning.
BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment. On successful completion of a BTEC National qualification, learners can progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the same vocational area.

BTEC Nationals Key stage 5 (level 3)

At level 3 students have 2 courses of study; all build on the previous level


Level 3 National award

5 units make up this qualification, a pass is worth 40 UCAS points, Merit 80 UCAS points, and a distinction is 120 UCAS points Students undertake work related learning for 60 hours.

For students who have chosen their career path and know child care is their future they can enter a Level 3 certificate.

Level 3 National Certificate.

This qualification builds on the National award or can be taken as a standalone qualification; this consists of completing 12 units of work along with 800 hours of work related learning. It is broadly equivalent to two GCEs or the full award AVCE.
This caries between 40 and 200 UCAS points depending on achieving pass, merit or distinction, plus 40-120 UCAS points for completing the professional development work related learning, thus 80-320 UCAS points in total.