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Level 1 Award in CARING FOR CHILDREN

Examination Board: CACHE  

Specification: 500/9010/0

Description of Course

You will study four areas of child related work.

This includes:

  • Practical health and safety when with young children
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Growth and development of young children

and one from:

  • Finding out about Forest Schools
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Science activities for young children

 

How Will You Learn

You will have to create a portfolio of work to include the following:

  • A Health and Safety booklet
  • An explanation of craft activities for children of different ages, including their expected learning outcomes
  • A booklet which details patterns and stages of development and information cards showing how to support the growth and development of young children
  • An information leaflet about one of the additional units

Lessons will include as many practical outcomes as possible linked to the units studied.

 

Method of Assessment

You will be awarded a Pass grade for each of the tasks linked to the Units.

All four units need to attain a Pass to attain an overall Pass grade for the full Award.

 

Pathways after Year 11

Further Study

This is a Level 1 Award which will lead on to the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification which is offered in the 6th form here at Liskeard School.

Career Routes

This course gives you some basic skills in caring for children.

It is recognised as a useful starting point for a career in childcare and is a good stepping stone for further training in working with children.

 

 

Level 2 Award in CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE

Examination Board: CACHE  

Specification: 600/6644/1

 

Description of Course

This course provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives an introduction to the area of child development and children’s care.

It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study.

A variety of topics will be covered including discovering the types of settings and local provision for children; how to prepare and work in these settings, including your roles and responsibilities; understanding children’s needs and how to treat children fairly; learning styles; physical, intellectual and communication, social, emotional and behavioural development of children; how to carry out observations; supporting development through appropriate activities and care routines and how to support children as they move from one setting to another.

 

How Will You Learn

You will complete practical and written tasks within the classroom and gain practical experience within the school nursery and on Year 10 work placement week – which must be based in a child care setting.

You will produce two pieces of coursework – one based on preparing to work in a setting and one about the development and well-being of children aged between 0 and 5 years – which are pieces of written work that you will generate in response to tasks set by CACHE.

 

Method of Assessment

You will be awarded grades of A* to D for the two pieces of coursework.

There is also a short, multiple choice question paper which will be based on the knowledge delivered throughout the course - this carries 5% of the final mark.

All three elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain the full Level 2 qualification.

 

Pathways after Year 11

Further Study

This is a Level 2 Award which will lead on to the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 3 Early Years Educator, which is a recognised qualification for working with children. These are both currently offered at 6th form level at Liskeard School.

Career Routes

This course gives you some basic skills in caring for children.

It is recognised as a useful starting point for a career in childcare and is a good stepping stone for further training in working with children.

 

Pupil comments

“Childcare is my favourite lesson. I want to work with children when I leave school and this course will give me the first qualification I need to do this.”

 

 

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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