Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care

 Examination Board: NCFE CACHE Specification: 603/3293/1

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 coursework Unit 1 and Unit 2. Unit 3 is also graded A*-D and assessed by an externally set and externally marked scenario based short answer exam.


Pathways after Year 11

Further Study

Learners will be able to progress to further relevant programmes of study at level 2 or level 3 including Early Years Educator and Health and Social Care.

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.




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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

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