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Why AQA Children's Learning and Development?

Our new Level 1/2 Technical Award in Children’s Learning and Development is designed to engage learners who want to study how children develop from age 0 to 10 years old.

Learners will put their knowledge into practice through real-life case studies and research tasks, gaining practical experience to support their classroom learning. They will also learn about a broad range of roles and careers within the childcare sector.

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Our team

Steve Healy We are really excited about the opportunities this new, practical qualification will offer young learners. Our team of subject experts has worked with teachers, employers and educational experts so that learners will gain knowledge and highly sought-after skills to prepare them for further study, apprenticeships and the workplace.

Louise Attwood, Head of Curriculum

It allows an understanding of children's learning and development through practical experiences.

Alison Curran,
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy,

Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with our new Technical Award Children's Learning and Development specification. Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged ‘AQA approved’. Textbooks will be available from spring 2017.