This course teaches students how to make the links between observations and child development theory, helping them to achieve higher grades in their childcare awards.
ยท Provides guidance on terminology and presentation to ensure students do the best they can on their assignments.
ยท Includes chapters on observing for the Birth to Three Framework, the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.
Ideal supporting course for students studying for other childcare qualifications or for students looking to enter childcare studies at an affordable cost.
There are no previous skills or qualifications required to register for this course.
Part 1 The Observation Process
Module 1 - Why observe Children
Module 2 - Preparing to observe
Module 3 - Observation techniques
Part 2 From Observation to Evaluation
Module 4 - Linking observations to theoretical perspectives
Module 5 - Linking observations to the developmental norms
Module 6 - Linking observations to the Birth to Three Matters Framework
Module 7 - Linking observations to the Foundation Stage Curriculum
Module 8 - Linking observations to the National Curriculum
- Glossary of key terms
- Table of researchers, theorists and theoretical perspectives
- Table of developmental norms
- References, bibliography and further reading
What qualification is awarded upon completion?
Every successful student will be awarded the Level 1 Certificate in Child Observation.
How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?
Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 60 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.
What is included in the price of my course?
ยท Official course manual.
ยท A4 ring binder
ยท Blank CD for storing coursework.
ยท Plain A4 paper.
ยท Pen and pencil.
ยท Freepost Envelopes.
ยท Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)
This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.
What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?
All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm.
How is my Coursework assessed?
You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. (Freepost available to UK students only). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for re-grading if necessary.
Will I be required to sit an exam?
This course is completed using continual assessment. allowing us to closely monitor your progress. Therefore no examination is required