If you're planning a family, have a young family, or are looking to become a child care professional, you'll find that our home study GCSE Child Development course is the ideal choice.
Not only will it give you a valuable insight into the physical and emotional development of children, but it'll also give you a recognised qualification and the perfect foundation to build on should you wish to take your skills further.
The topics you'll cover on the course include The Family, Care of the Child, and Development of the Child. You'll even receive two fantastic textbooks to help with your studies.
There is no deadline for enrolment so you can start your course at any time.
You do not need any special qualifications but you should have basic literary and numeric skills.
100 hours approx.
As an ICS student you will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus our team of Student Advisors are only a phone call away for all the practical advice you may need - so we really are with you 100%.
A Once you've enrolled on your chosen course(s), you'll receive all the information you need to arrange your exams*, including details of syllabuses, exam boards and dates. As exams are held in various parts of the UK, you shouldn't have to travel too far to sit them.
If you have any questions at any time about arranging your exams, the ICS Student Advisers will be pleased to help.
Exams take place in June and the exam enrolment deadlines are mid January. Coursework deadline is 31 March. 1 Written exam of 2 hrs = 50% & Child study = 50% of total exam.
*Exam fees not included in course fee.
What our students say
"The course from ICS was ideal - the course materials were excellent, and I got great support from my tutor when I needed it, which helped me to keep motivated. When I passed my exam, I was delighted and my employers were really impressed. Soon after I got my promotion and I now love my job as a 'number cruncher!' The course from ICS has really opened doors for me and given me the confidence I needed to
get ahead." Donna Linden, Glasgow
With this GCSE qualification a number of different career paths will be open to you.
Free With Course
Two free textbooks: 'Understanding Children' and 'Early Years Practitioner'
It is recommended that you read the two free text books included with your course. You may also wish to read widely around your subject to further enhance your knowledge as you progress.
UK Distance Learning GCSE Child Development Course
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain GCSE Child Development. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning GCSE Child Development is a flexible and convenient course which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the GCSE Child Development exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning GCSE Child Development course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
With the distance learning GCSE Child Development course, a personal tutor is available to help you through the course. Additionally, a team of student advisors are only a phone call away.
There is a wide range of distance learning GCSE courses to choose from at Learning at Home, each allowing you to study for a GCSE at your convenience.