This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. It includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary when preparing for working with children in a variety of settings. It is aimed at a range of learners who wish to be introduced to childcare and development for children aged 0-5 years. It also gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study.
This qualification will enable learners to develop significant transferable knowledge and study skills that will support progression including: an awareness of learning styles and study skills , an understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting and a basic understanding of the stages and sequence of child development.