Child Development Course Content

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Child Development Cambridge National Level 2

All students will study three mandatory topics:

  • Health and well-being for child development.

This unit aims to provide you with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of parenthood with an understanding of reproduction and pre-conceptual, antenatal and postnatal care. You will understand the importance of creating a child-friendly home environment, including social safety and the care, management and prevention of childhood illnesses

  • Understanding the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.

This unit allows you to investigate the different equipment and nutritional requirements of children from birth to five years.

  • Understanding the development of a child from birth to five years.

You’ll get the opportunity to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This unit includes researching, planning and carrying out activities with children and reviewing outcomes/ observations. You should learn how to demonstrate the understanding of development norms and the benefit of play in a child’s development.


Exam Board: OCR

R018: Written paper (1 hour and 15 minutes – 80 marks) 50%

This paper will cover topics such as; parenthood responsibilities, contraception, reproduction, antenatal care, health, labour and delivery, postnatal care, childhood illness and child safety.

Two Centre assessed units of work with practical task assessment opportunities. (RO19 and R020). Both worth 25% each.

R019: – OCR moderated (25%)- Knowledge and understanding of the equipment needs of babies and young children and the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all needs.

R020: – OCR moderated (25%)-Understanding the development of a child from birth to five years.