Child Development Level 3
[ UCLD17 ]
This distance learning Child Development course from UK Distance Learning and Publishing covers the biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy.
•Course Length - 12 Months
•Award Received - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
•Course Code: UCLD17
•Unit 1: Pregnancy
•Unit 2: Parenthood
•Unit 3: Development of the Child
•Unit 4: Diet, Health and Care of the Child
•Unit 5: Support for the parent and child
Unit 1: Pregnancy
•The female reproductive system and the role and importance of the baby’s support systems
•The causes of infertility
•The different forms of contraception
•The importance of a healthy lifestyle
•How genetically inherited diseases can be managed
•The possible signs and symptoms of pregnancy and miscarriage
•The importance of a healthy lifestyle and regular health checks
•The importance of the birth plan and
•The signs and stages of labour
•Pain relief options
•The medical assistance available during labour
•The health checks required following the birth of the baby
•The possible causes for babies crying and the range of solutions available
•The impact of a new baby on the family
•The impact for a mother following the birth of her baby
Unit 2: Parenthood
•The changing nature of the family in today’s society
•The impact on a child’s development
•The range of sources of stress and its impact on parenting capacity
•The realities of planning for a family
•The essential equipment and clothing needed for a baby and the safety, financial and environmental issues
•The ability to undertake a ‘risk assessment’ within the home
•The necessary skills to undertake basic first aid and treatment of minor injuries
Unit 3: Development of the Child
•The concept of a child’s developmental milestones and factors which can have a positive or detrimental impact on their development
•The factors that influence a child’s development and what children need to safeguard and promote their welfare
•Knowledge and understanding of both gross and fine motor skills
•Social and Emotional Development
•Learning and Play
Unit 4: Diet, health and care of the child
•The nutritional needs for under-5s
•The nutritional and emotional benefits of breast feeding
•Sterilisation techniques and the methods of food preparation
•The ‘behaviours’ behind food refusal in young children
•The role of parents in understanding the nutritional needs of under- 5s
•Food allergies and food intolerance
•The importance of hygiene and appropriate clothing
•The impact of family and environmental factors on the well-being of children
•The symptoms of childhood diseases and the support services available
Unit 5: Support for the parent and child
•The types of child care support available
•The potential benefits and disadvantages of in-home care v nursery group care
•Educational and developmental provision
•The importance and relevance of the Early Years Stage Curriculum
•The value of partnership working
•Sure Start and Book Start programmes
•The role of health visitors in undertaking developmental testing
•The effects on the family of children with a special need and the support provided
•The statutory legal requirements for the education of under-5s
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
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METHOD OF STUDY
The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
COURSE LENGTH INFORMATION
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.