Exam Board: OCR
This qualification is for learners who wish to develop knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.
This course consists of three mandatory units as described below:
Unit R018: Health and wellbeing for child development
This unit aims to provide learners with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of parenthood alongside an understanding of reproduction and pre-conceptual, antenatal and postnatal care. By completing this unit, learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of creating the best conditions for a child to thrive. This includes creating a child-friendly home environment, including social safety and the care, management and prevention of childhood illnesses.
Unit R019: Understanding the equipment and nutritional needs of babies and children aged 0-5 years.
This unit will allow learners to investigate the different equipment and nutritional requirements of children from birth to five years. On completion of this unit, learners will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding, through a practical activity, to show how the needs are met to promote the well-being and development of the child.
Unit RO20: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
This unit will allow learners to investigate the developmental norms of children from birth to five years. Learners will develop an understanding of the impact of play on the developmental norms. On completion of this unit, learners will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding, through practical activities, to show how play affects the development of individual children.