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Child Development

Course Title: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development
Syllabus Code: J818
Exam Board: OCR Web link

Year 1 Term1: Content for R018 (examined component)

  • Reproduction and roles and responsibility of parenthood to include topics such as preconception health, structure and function of male and female reproductive systems and signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
  • Antenatal care and preparation for birth to include routine checks at antenatal clinics and specialist diagnostic tests, delivery choices available and stages of labour, pain relief and delivery methods.

Year 1 Term2

  • Postnatal checks, provision and conditions for development to include checks of the new born baby and reflexes.
  • Specific needs of pre-term babies and postnatal provision for mother and family and the conditions required for development.

Year 1 Term3

  • Recognising, managing and preventing childhood illness to include how immunity to disease and infection can be acquired and recognising and treating common childhood ailments.
  • Diet related illnesses and the needs of an ill child.
  • How to prepare a child for a stay in hospital.

Year 2 Term1: Content for R019 and R020 (coursework components)

  • Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
  • Include key factors when choosing equipment for babies from birth to 12 months and children from one to five years
  • Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years
  • Investigate and develop feeding solutions for babies aged 0-6 months

Year 2 Term2

  • Development of a child from birth to five years
  • Understand the physical, intellectual and social developmental norms from birth to five years
  • Understand the benefits of learning through play
  • Plan different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years
  • Carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years

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