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Certificate in Child Development 0-5

Level 3 / ABC Awards / PI236

The Child Development 0 – 5 home learning Certificate has been developed for those who wish to understand more about the development and growth of children from before birth, to age five. It will enable those working, or hoping to work in the Childcare sector, to acquire a level of understanding that will assist them to do this efficiently and effectively.


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course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

The aims of this course are to allow students to develop an understanding of:

  • How child development is measured
  • Factors affecting physical development and growth
  • Understand children’s intellectual development
  • Understand how children develop communication skills
  • Understand children’s social and emotional development
  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of various childhood illnesses

Development is not the same as growth. The two might happen side by side however: a baby is growing at the same time as it is developing.

Each child will have his or her own individual rate of progress: all children develop slightly differently and at different rates. Development is explained in different areas:

  • Physical
  • Cognitive or intellectual
  • Linguistic
  • Spiritual
  • Social and emotional

Within the programme there are a mixture of module types requiring a range of responses, including, descriptive answers or the completion of knowledge based activities.

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive a comprehensive and professionally printed course manual along with appropriate assignments that are designed to confirm your knowledge. Students are also provided with a study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.

Modules

  • Module 1: Genetics, embryology and foetal development
  • Module 2: Birth and beyond: Growth and care of the child
  • Module 3: Developing confidence in children
  • Module 4: Early socialisation
  • Module 5: Understand how to safeguard children
  • Module 6: Learning through play
  • Module 7: Preparing children for Nursery/School

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior knowledge or experience is essential to take this programme of learning. The Child Development 0 – 5 course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the development and growth of children from before birth, to age five. You have the freedom to start the Child Development 0 – 5 Certificate at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.

Assessment

Learners will be assessed on their knowledge through a mix of questions which require a range of responses from the learner. This will include descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of their customers.

Support

You will receive the course manual and assignments plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

You can be assured that unlimited support for one year is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Course Description

The aims of this course are to allow students to develop an understanding of:

  • How child development is measured
  • Factors affecting physical development and growth
  • Understand children’s intellectual development
  • Understand how children develop communication skills
  • Understand children’s social and emotional development
  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of various childhood illnesses

Development is not the same as growth. The two might happen side by side however: a baby is growing at the same time as it is developing.

Each child will have his or her own individual rate of progress: all children develop slightly differently and at different rates. Development is explained in different areas:

  • Physical
  • Cognitive or intellectual
  • Linguistic
  • Spiritual
  • Social and emotional

Within the programme there are a mixture of module types requiring a range of responses, including, descriptive answers or the completion of knowledge based activities.

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive a comprehensive and professionally printed course manual along with appropriate assignments that are designed to confirm your knowledge. Students are also provided with a study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior knowledge or experience is essential to take this programme of learning. The Child Development 0 – 5 course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the development and growth of children from before birth, to age five. You have the freedom to start the Child Development 0 – 5 Certificate at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.

assessment

Assessment

Learners will be assessed on their knowledge through a mix of questions which require a range of responses from the learner. This will include descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities.

support

Support

You will receive the course manual and assignments plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

You can be assured that unlimited support for one year is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: Genetics, embryology and foetal development
  • Module 2: Birth and beyond: Growth and care of the child
  • Module 3: Developing confidence in children
  • Module 4: Early socialisation
  • Module 5: Understand how to safeguard children
  • Module 6: Learning through play
  • Module 7: Preparing children for Nursery/School
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of their customers.