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Child Development Cambridge National Award

Member of Staff Responsible: Miss L. Hesketh
Course Content: It is the equivalent of one GCSE. It is assessed via a mixture of coursework and external examination.

Child Development Cambridge National Award

This qualification is for learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in Child Care, Health and Social Care and careers working with young children under 5.


  • RO57 Health and wellbeing      for the child marked via an external exam (40%)

  • RO58 Understanding the      health and nutritional needs of a child 0-5 years marked via coursework      (30%)

  • RO59 Understanding the      development of a child 0-5 years marked via coursework (30%)


OCR exam board


The qualification is graded over seven grades from Level 1 Pass to Level 2 Distinction*

This course will interest any pupil who wants a career in almost any childcare setting from midwife to primary school teacher


Research tasks

Investigation tasks

Learning homeworks

Self-assessment opportunities


Coursework preparation


Observations and working with children

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