Pamela Bowman


Education for sustainable development is essential in ensuring that the future generations of Early Years Practitioners are well equipped and prepared for employment within society. It is therefore vital that the courses that are being delivered are providing learners with the necessary knowledge and skills that they are then able to apply confidently and competently within the workplace. The purpose of this research was to critically evaluate the current linear curriculum model and its impact on the teaching and learning process of the Cache Level 1 Caring for Children Certificate and to suggest a proposal that will enhance the teaching and learning for post-16 learners. The key findings suggest that by following a spiral curriculum the learners will improve their skills by gaining and retaining a deeper understanding of knowledge.