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BTEC Level 2 in Public Services students study a range of topics including careers in the public sector, health and fitness, law, crime, citizenship and sport.  The course is excellent preparation for studying Public Services at Key Stage 5 or for following a career in the public services.

Child Development and Care  - CACHE Level 2 Award - Course leader:  Miss Johnston

Course Description

The Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care provides you with the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives an introduction to the child care sector. It is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue a career or further study in the area of child care. The course is taught over 125 guided learning hours which is divided into three separate units of work. You must complete all three units of work.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with an excellent foundation for further study and will give you a taste of what the early years sector is like, which may help you to make choices about your future career.

The programme of work will give you the opportunity to explore a range of topics, including the roles and responsibilities when working in a child care setting, the stages of child development, factors that affect holistic development and how observing children supports their development.

You will study three units in this course:

  • Unit 1: An introduction to working with children aged 0-5 years (portfolio of evidence which is internally assessed)
  • Unit 2: Development and wellbeing 0-5 years (portfolio or evidence which is internally assessed)
  • Unit 3: Child care and development 0-5 years (multiple choice question paper which is externally assessed)

Assessment and Grading

Unit 1 and Unit 2 will be completed by producing a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed by staff in the department. Unit 3 is assessed by a multiple choice question paper. The questions will be based on the content studied in unit 1 and unit 2.

The CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care will be awarded at grades A* - D.