Board – AQA
Unit 1 – Coursework Research Task
Unit 2 – Coursework Child Study
Unit 3 – Exam: 1 hour 30 mins
Assessment of Course
The technical award has the same weighting as a GCSE and will count as equivalent to one GCSE.
There are two pieces of coursework: one will be completed in Year 10 the other in Year 11. All topics for the exam will be taught along with exam skills over the two year course.
This course is designed for learners aged 14–16 who have an interest in children’s learning and development and wish to develop the skills and learn the theory that can prepare them for further study and employment within the childcare sector. It will particularly appeal to learners who are looking for a course that is practical in nature.
The Technical Award in Children’s Learning and Development will give learners the opportunity to study children aged 0 to 10 years, developing an understanding of:
This qualification could be complemented by Technical Awards in subjects such as Health and Social Care, Sport or Food and Catering. It is also a great partner for GCSEs such as Sociology, Psychology and Biology. This course will also offer a progressive route through to A-levels, Technical Certificates, Technical Levels and BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas.
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