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OCR Level 2 Cambridge National in Child Development

Course Description:

The Child Development OCR Cambridge Nationals course is a level 2 course and is the equivalent to a GCSE.

This specification is designed to give students an opportunity to extend and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of the development and care of children from conception to the age of five years. It promotes an understanding of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the child which is inter-linked through the study of the family, community and the responsibilities of parenthood.

The specification will provide opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking and to manage a range of resources in order to develop items which are suited to the needs of individuals or families, and to recognise the influence of current trends, the market economy and technological change.

It promotes an understanding of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the child which is inter-linked through the study of the family, community and the responsibilities of parenthood.

It will offer opportunities for students to develop an understanding of citizenship through the relevant issues of the subject. The course reflects the view that the level 2 Child Development should provide a variety of experiences whilst focusing on concepts, themes and issues relevant to the subject content.

Child Development is suitable for all students who believe they will enjoy studying about children, which could lead into a career of midwifery or a career in childcare.

Further information on this course can be found at http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-education-and-skills/cambridge-nationals-child-development-level-1-2-j818/

What can I expect from the course?

  • It is a 2-year course
  • It is made up of 50% written exam and 50% coursework.
  • You will learn about children aged 0-5 and how they develop.
  • You will learn about yourself as an individual and your relationships with others.
  • You will take part in discussions and present your ideas and views to the group.
  • You will work independently on coursework for assessment (The Child Study) and be given responsibility for setting your own targets and meeting deadlines.