Tech Award in Child Development & Care ages 0 – 5 Level 2
Awarding Organisation: CACHE NCFE
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 well-being 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.
This qualification will enable students to develop significant transferable knowledge and study skills that will support progression to further learning, including:
an awareness of learning styles
a basic introduction in to working with children in a variety of settings
an understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting
an understanding of Equality and Diversity within a childcare setting
a basic understanding of the stages and sequence of child development
an introduction to observing children and how it supports development
an introduction to the influences that affect holistic development
an introduction to everyday care routines and the types of activities that can support the development of independence, an introduction to supporting children through transition.
Learners must complete three units over the duration of the programme including three core components:
❖ Unit 1: An introduction to working with children aged 0 – 5 years.
❖ Unit 2: Development and well-being 0 – 5 years
❖ Unit 3: Childcare and Development
Unit 1 & 2 are assessment internally. (50% of total marks)
Unit 3 is assessed by an examination. (50% of total marks)
Learners are graded an overall A* - D grade.
Key Stage 4
Child Development Curriculum Content
Introduction to the course
Unit 1: An introduction to working with children aged 0 – 5 years.
Understanding the types of settings and local provision for children
Understanding how to prepare for placement
Understanding the responsibilities and limits to the early years worker in placement
Understanding individual needs and the necessity for fairness and inclusive practice
Know own preferred learning style and develop relevant study skills
Unit 2: Development and well-being 0 – 5 years
Understanding the expected pattern of holistic child development
Understanding the importance of observations and assessments, and how they support development
Understand factors that may affect children’s holistic development
Understand how to use everyday care, routines and activities to support independence, health, safety and well-being
Understand how to support children through transitions in their lives.
Unit 3: Childcare and Development 0 – 5 years
Understand the stages of development of children aged 0 – 5 years
Understand factors that may affect children’s development
Know the variety of provision available for children in different sectors
Understand the responsibilities of early years workers working with children