The aims of this course are the same as the aims listed in the AQA 3561 (Home Economics - Child Development) specification. The stated aims for this subject are for the student to: a) increase their knowledge and understanding of human needs, the interdependence of individuals and groups, and the influence of social, cultural and economic factors.
Suitable for: Those with an interest in child development and who require a GCSE qualification in the field.
Government funding available
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The stated aims for this subject are for the student to:
a) increase their knowledge and understanding of human needs, the interdependence of individuals and groups, and the influence of social, cultural and economic factors;
b) increase their awareness of the implications for home economics of rapid technological changes, the use of information and communication technology (ICT) and the growth of scientific knowledge and understanding, and develop their ability to respond effectively to such changes;
c) foster a critical and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving in relation to the specified context;
d) develop the knowledge and skills required for the effective and safe organisation and management of relevant resources.
The course should also help you to develop abilities and skills
· are relevant to the study and practice of child development;
· are useful in everyday life;
· encourage safe and ethical practice;
· are relevant to the evaluation of different types of information.
The course should stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in the study of child development and its methods of enquiry, as well as interest in individuals and social environments.
The Sequence of Lessons
The course is divided up into three modules, as follows:
Module One: The Family
1. The Family
2. Planning a Family
3. Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction
Tutor-marked Assignment A
4. Pre-conceptual Care
6. Preparations for the Birth and the Birth
Tutor-marked Assignment B
Module Two: The Care of the Child
7. New-born Baby
8. Post-Natal Care of the Mother and Baby
9. Feeding and Nutrition
Tutor-marked Assignment C
12. Child Care Provision
13. Medical Needs and Childhood Illness
14. Health and Services Personnelp
Tutor-marked Assignment D m
Module Three: Development of the Child
15. Physical Development
16. Intellectual Development
17. Emotional Development
Tutor-marked Assignment E
18. Social Development
19. Play and Toys
20. Special Children
Tutor-marked Assignment F
21. Revision for the Examination
Practice Examination (TMA G)
Support: This course can either be funded by one initial payment of £295 or by a deposit of £59 and 8 monthly installments of £29.50.