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GCSE Child Care

"It takes a big heart to shape a little mind" - Unknown

Vision Statement

Curriculum Details

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic
introduction to the sector; it has been designed to meet the needs of learners from the age of 14 years.
It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary 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 of children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight
into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study

Curriculum Overview

There are three units of work
Unit 1 portfolio based - Introduction to Working with Children 0-5 years; internally marked and externally
Unit 2 �portfolio based - Development and well being 0-5 years; internally marked and moderated
Unit 3- short answer scenario based written exam; externally assessed

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