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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
D/615/9251
Credits:
2
Guided learning hours:
18 hours

Assessment Guidance

Candidates may choose to focus on children or young people in a specific age range when meeting the assessment criteria for this unit.The unit is assessed by portfolio of evidence.

Aim

The aim of this unit is to help learners understand how the social and emotional development of children and young people changes over time. It also considers the role of the practitioner is promoting the child's development.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about children’s and young people’s social and emotional development.

Learners need to be able to outline different stages in social and emotional development. The changes may be grouped into different age categories but centres may choose to group them in other ways. An example may be:

  • Babies
  • 3-12 months
  • 1-3 years
  • 4-5 years
  • 6-9 years
  • 10+.

Reasons for rates of development varying may include:

  • social and economic factors
  • genetic
  • health
  • environment.

The relationship between physical development and other aspects of development may include:

  • supports and promotes other areas of development
  • encourages physical and cognitive development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Outline the key stages of children’s and young people’s social and emotional development.

  • 1.2
    Give reasons why rates of development may vary.
  • 1.3
    Describe the relationship between social and emotional development and other aspects of a child or young person’s development.

2

Know how to support children and young people’s social and emotional development.

Needs of children and young people may include:

  • provision of a loving, safe and secure environment
  • stability and consistency with carers
  • goals and boundaries.

Learners need to be able to demonstrate their knowledge of what to provide for children at different stages.

The practitioner's role may include:

  • providing a safe and effective environment
  • observing and providing appropriate resources and equipment
  • liaising with families and other agencies if necessary.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Describe the needs of children and young people in relation to social and emotional development.
  • 2.2
    Outline age-appropriate activities and/or intervention strategies which support social and emotional development, including the use of play and leisure.
  • 2.3
    Outline the practitioner’s role in supporting social and emotional development.

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