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Child Development

Award in Child Development & Care (NCFE / CACHE)

Childcare falls within the Design Faculty.

Through our passion students will be creative,resilient, risk takers who understand the design process and power of making. Preparing them to be adaptable in our ever changing world.


Exam Board: NCFE / CACHE

Specification Number: 603/3293/1



Assessment and course structure

Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 all require a Pass.

CACHE is the awarding body behind the most sought-after qualifications in childcare and we offer an introductory course at Level 2 to students with a genuine vocational interest in this area.

The course is a mixture of practical and theory, with some work undertaken in childcare settings. Students need to be inquisitive, able to read and research independently and patient.





The students will follow 3 Units in order to gain the qualification:

Unit 1 - This is an introductory unit designed to give an overview of the types of settings and local provision for children. You will learn how to prepare for working in settings and the responsibilities of early years workers. The content also includes gaining understanding of individuals needs and how to treat children fairly. You will also gain an insight into your preferred learning style and develop your ability to study. In order for you to achieve this unit you will need to complete an assignment.

Unit 2 - This unit focuses on holistic development and factors that affect development. You will be introduced to ways of observing children so that you can support development through appropriate activities and care routines. You will also learn how to work with children when they move from one setting to another. In order for you to achieve this unit you will need to complete an assignment.

Unit 3 – This unit will assess your knowledge about all that you have learnt in unit 1 and 2.

In order for you to complete this unit you will need to complete a question paper which counts towards the final grade. 

Grades awarded are ‘old-style’ GCSE grades – A* - D

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