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GCSE Child Development at Appleby Heritage Centre

Course description

This qualification covers all aspects of development of children up to the age of 5 years.

Course content

Course content includes:-

Parenthood-planning and preparing for a family

Pregnancy- reproduction, pregnancy and birth

Diet, health and care of the child- feeding, weaning, first aid and safety

Development of the child-areas of development, learning and play

Support for the parent and child-child care and education provision


During the first year, students will undertake a research task, which carries 20% of the final mark. The child related research is selected by the students.

In the second year students undertake a study of a child under the age of 5 years over a 6 month period. They build a portfolio of work covered with an examination at the end of the course.

Further information

Contact Sharron Simpson (Course Tutor)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Heritage Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years