This one credit national certificate unit is designed to develop candidates' knowledge and understanding of significant theories of child development from birth to age 12 years at support worker level. The candidate will gain knowledge and understanding of the impact of different developmental theories on early education and childcare and their influence on practice in early education and childcare settings.
Standard grade at credit level or Intermediate 2 qualifications in any relevant subject or have attended a relevant course or hold units in Care.
The unit comprises three outcomes, the assessment for which is closed book and must be undertaken at college:
1 Evaluate methods for studying development in children aged 0-12 years.
2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories relating to child development aged 0-12 years.
3 Relate theories of child development to practice in early education and childcare settings.
The achievement of the above unit as well as the units Child Development: Birth to 12 years and Holistic Approaches to Child Health give the candidate the option to enter the exam for Early Education and Childcare Higher. An exam fee will apply.
SQA Unit Number: DM3Y12
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