An understanding of child/young people development is of paramount importance to any person working with or involved with children/young people. Understanding child development forms part of the curriculum for the various qualifications you can study for if you wish to work with children/young people.
The Early Years Foundation Stage recognises the importance of developing an understanding of a child’s development.
The “child” in this context of this course will include young people up to the age of nineteen years which is the age range defined in the children and young people’s workforce qualifications.
This course is divided into four units, each of which deals with a particular aspect of development. Each unit also addresses one or more of the course learning outcomes so that when you have completed the entire course you will have achieved all the course learning outcomes as follows:
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Know the main stages of child and young person development
- Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young person’s development
- Understand how to support children and young person’s development
- Understand how to support children and young person’s positive behaviour
- Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young person’s development
Unit 1: Know the main stages of child and young person’s development
This unit will begin to address learning outcome 1 (stated above). This learning outcome will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will explore the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years and how the different areas of development can affect one another.
Unit 2: Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young person’s development
This unit will focus on learning outcome 2 (stated above). This learning outcome will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research the different influences that affect children and young people’s development including their background, health and the environment in which they live.
Unit 3: Understand how to support children and young person’s development
This unit will focus on learning outcome 3 and 4 (stated above). These learning outcomes will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will be introduced to the idea of using observations on children and young people to support their development. You will plan activities for children and young people that will support their holistic development and encourage positive behaviour.
Unit 4: Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young person’s development
This unit will focus on achieving learning outcome 5 (stated above). To guide your studies, this part of the learning outcome will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will learn about the range and variety of different transitions that children and young people may experience. You will then reflect and consider the ways that adults can support children and young people when they experience these transitions.
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Child Development - Advanced Certificate
Child Development - Advanced Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 2 Child Development - Advanced Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
This course is currently only available to be studied via the traditional paper-based method.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 80 hrs.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you willalways succeed!
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.