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Foundation Award in Caring for Children Other Qualification at Weatherhead High School

Course description

Qualification :Other General Qualification
Exam Board :Council for Awards in Childrens Care and Education (CACHE)
Category :Child Development and Well Being - Health, Public Services and Care

Course content

This childcare course offers you the opportunity to develop and understand the basic knowledge needed to look after and care for children in professional settings, such as primary schools and private day nurseries. It provides the first steps to a career working with children as it leads directly into the level 2 childcare course.
An induction assignment at the start of the course quickly develops student's personal and team building skills. This assignment offers the students the chance to be part of the team planning and running a 'mums and toddlers' group for an afternoon.
Students study topics on human growth and development, food, care of children, health and safety and practical play activities.



Formal written examination - 1 hour in year 11
The following units are internally assessed through set assignments throughout the two year programme:
Unit 1 -Personal Development
Unit 2 - Human growth and development
Unit 3 - food and nutrition
Unit 4 - Health and safety
Unit 5 - Care of Children
Unit 6 - Play and practical activities
Unit 7 - Orientation to work programme

Future opportunities

This course can provide a route to the following professional childcare qualifications:
Level 2 Certificate in Childcare and education

Further information

Where possible students will have the opportunity to complete placement in either a primary school or private day nursery.
This course is due to change for September 2009 and there may be changes to units and assessment.
For a copy of the school's Key Stage 4 (14 to 16) brochure please log on to the school's website at

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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