Child Development 

 Faculty Leader: Mrs L Hennigan 

At Key Stage 4 students can choose to study the OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development.  This course is suitable for students who are considering a career working with children, such as nursing, midwifery, social work and teaching, both Primary and Secondary.  Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed when working with children.  The course will also enable students to develop their research, planning, observation and evaluation skills, which are useful in further studies in a wide variety of subjects and careers.  

The Child Development course covers three compulsory modules:  

  • Health and well-being for child development:  This unit provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of parenthood, from pre-conception through antenatal to postnatal care.  Students develop an appreciation of the importance of creating the best conditions for a child to thrive  
  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years:  Students learn about the range of equipment, nutritional and hygiene requirements of children from birth to five years.  They demonstrate in a practical activity how these needs are met to promote a child’s development and well-being.  
  • Understand the development of a child from birth to five years:  Students investigate the developmental norms of children from birth to five years and develop an understanding of the impact of play on the developmental norms.  They apply and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through practical activities. 

 

What can I do with a Child Development qualification?  

The OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development provides a solid foundation for progression to further Health and Social Care studies.  The skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant to those who aspire to work with children, nursing, midwifery, social work and teaching, both Primary and Secondary.   

Child Development Learning Journey