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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care

Ref:
603/3293/1
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People
Features:
V Cert
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Support Materials Qualification Specification

Level
Level 2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
125
TQT
125

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that this qualification (subject to any future reviews by the DfE) has been approved for inclusion within the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Key Stage 4 performance tables.

What does this qualification cover?

The Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care provides learners with the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. It has been designed to meet the needs of learners from the age of 14 years. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It is aimed at a range of learners who wish to be introduced to childcare and development of children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification is suitable for a range of young learners in school or in college.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 14 years old to complete this qualification. We do not set any other entry requirements but schools or colleges may have their own guidelines.

How is this qualification structured and assessed?

This qualification consists of 3 units:

• Unit 1 and unit 2 graded A*– D, assessed by an externally set, internally marked assessment task. Mandatory assessments for each unit will be subject to internal and external quality assurance
• Unit 3 graded A*-D, assessed by an externally set and externally marked synoptic scenario based short answer examination (component TACDC).

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

This qualification can usually be completed in two years or less.

What other qualifications would compliment this qualification?

Learners may wish to study the Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care alongside this qualification as it serves as an introduction to the health and social care sector. Both of these qualifications will provide a starting point for learners to decide whether a career in child care and education and/or health and social care is right for them.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

This is a knowledge-only qualification, therefore no work placement is required.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners will be able to progress to further relevant level 2 programmes of study or level 3 programmes of study including those from our Early Years Educator suite. Learners may also progress to an Apprenticeship route in early years or child care at either level 2 or level 3.

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Qualification Specification

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Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

Key Facts

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Fully Funded Courses List

Blended Learning Resources

External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

Career Card Child Dev & EYE

Factsheet

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