BTEC HND in Childcare studies

BTEC HND in Childcare studies

About The Course:

BTEC HND in Childcare studies

Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Childcare Studies

Unit content

  1. Information, communication and technology (ICT) comprises core skills for learning. In this distance learning course utilisation of methods, tools and strategies of ICT is important in order to establish and maintain a sound working relationship with tutors and the college.Students will need to develop ICT skills in order to communicate effectively and maximise their study progression.
  2. The first unit explains how to set up an e Portfolio which students will use during the lifetime of the course for storage of all their files including coursework, self-assessment activities, independent research notes and reflective journals. The e Portfolio may be requested from time to time by tutors and moderators. Students will be asked at various points in the course to upload files for this purpose. The e Portfolio will not only provide students with a structured system of unique information but once completed can be used as a resource for continuing professional development (CPD), and a body of revision for future studies.
  3. Independent research is fundamental to level H5 study and also equips students with confidence to source and evaluate information relevant to the core course topics.BTEC HND in Childcare studiesIn this first unit students are presented with tools and strategies with which to begin to undertake independent research and integrate this into coursework activities, for example suggesting ways to read research articles and assimilate types of information from these.
  4. The development of knowledge and understanding through writing skills is important for communicating ideas and arguments to tutors and other readers of written work. Therefore this unit reviews writing skills, and incorporates reflective writing into both the course and coursework activities. Reflective writing is a way that individuals can review their own approaches to learning and communication; and it also promotes pro-active implementation of skills enhancement through tutor feedback and self-assessment

Unit 2: Essential anatomy and physiology part 1

Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology part 2

Unit 4: Embryology and foetal development

Unit 5: Birth and beyond

Unit 6: Language, speech development and attachment

Unit 7: Childhood illness

Unit 8: Basic nutrition for children

Unit 9: Cognitive development

Unit 10: Educational development

Unit 11: History of the child

Unit 12: Child psychology

Unit 13: Learning through play and Working with childrennteraction

Unit 14: Understanding relationships

Unit 15: Working with children

Unit 16: Legislation and safe practice for child care work


  About the Provider
Oxford Learning is a registered educational institution and is an independent, self-financing organisation. Oxford Learning has developed quality, flexible and open distance learning materials for adults and continues to invest in the development of innovative learning systems, from first levels to degree and professional training programmes. Oxford Learning works in conjunction with other institutions to bring the student the most comprehensive learning materials in order to support the student in fulfilling their academic aims.oxford college courses Oxford Learning offers the student a flexible approach to learning which makes education possible for those who may otherwise not be able to complete a programme due to geographical restrictions and work or home-life commitments.

Entry Requirements

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before the Level 5 qualification.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours per unit


Course Fee


Payment by Installments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly installments.



Level 4+5 Accredited Diploma in Childcare studies

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