Child Development and Care

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and wellbeing, 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 for children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study.

How is the course structured and graded?
This qualification consists of three units: two graded A*- D assessed by a graded Assessment Task; and a Synoptic Assessment unit which is assessed via a Multiple Choice Paper. Assessment is via two internally assessed graded Assessment Tasks and an externally assessed Synoptic Assessment unit, which is assessed via a Multiple Choice Paper. The Award is graded from A* to D. This qualification can usually be completed in two years.

Will this course be suitable for me?
This course is for anyone wishing to work in the Early Years and Childcare sector. It leads nicely into the Level 3 qualification which then enables the individual to enter into the workplace as a qualified professional. You must have a good standard of written English and be a hard worker. You will most likely be interested in children and young people and enjoy considering how to improve their opportunities and developmental milestones.

What could this course lead to?
This qualification could lead to further training and development through continuation onto the Level 3 qualification or work options. Anyone who aspires to work their way up to management should consider this course. It is also suitable for someone considering
entering further education to study any Child Care, Health and Social Care courses.

Course Infomation

Course Contact

Miss Eaton


CACHE Level 2 Award

Additional Fees

There are no additional fees for this course


Coursework only​


Accepted for Further Education

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