Child Development


Child Development


This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a FETAC credit in Child Development at Level 5. It is a mandatory module for the Level 5 Certificate in Childcare.
The module is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the theory and practice of child development from 0-6 years. The module aims to promote good practice, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity in lifestyles, religion and culture in early years care.

Special Requirements
Names, addresses or information that might identify a particular child/children will not be recorded in evidence for assessment.

Permission must be obtained from the adult responsible for the child/children when carrying out observations. All observations must be signed by the relevant adult.

General Aims
Learners who successfully complete this module will:
The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 5 units.

Unit 1 - Overview of Child Development
Unit 2 - Physical Development
Unit 3 - Cognitive and Language Development
Unit 4 - Social and Emotional Development
Unit 5 - Primary Research in Child Development

Portfolio of Assessment

All assessment is carried out in accordance with FETAC regulations.
Collection of Work - 40%
Assignment - 30%
Examination - 30%

Pass 50 - 64%
Merit 65 - 79%
Distinction 80 - 100%


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