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Child Care and Development GCSE at Ormskirk School

Course description

In this course you will develop your knowledge and skills through studying a range of different topics. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a variety of practical investigations. The qualification can lead to further study at AS/A Level and/or GNVQ/VCE in a variety of subjects. There will also be career opportunities in nursery nursing, nursing, teaching and the caring professions. You will study: Parenthood and Pregnancy; Physical Development; Nutrition and Health; Intellectual, Social and Emotional Development; The Family and Community. You will learn how to: Observe and interact with young children; Carry out individual, original research; Explore and investigate the needs of young children; Apply the skills learned in coursework to the examination paper.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Home Economics or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification, in child care and child development or health & social care. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormskirk School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years