• Key Stage 4
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT (OCR Nationals Level 1/2)

    Summary of the course
    Our Cambridge National in Child Development covers all aspects of child development and parental responsibility, from conception to five years. Students develop the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to create the best conditions for a child’s development and well-being.
    Units covered
    R018: 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.
    R019: understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
    Students learn about the range of equipment and 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.
    R020: 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.
    How will I be assessed?
    R018: exam - 1 hour 15 minutes
    R019: portfolio (coursework) - 10 hours
    R020: portfolio (coursework) - 10 hours
    Where will this take me post-16?
    The child development course can lead to further study at post-16 in health and social care. This can lead to degrees in psychology, sociology, linguistics, health, anthropology, history and education. It could lead to many job roles working with children, or in care professions, including nursery supervisor, pre-school leader, special educational needs support worker, nursing and teaching.