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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Childminder Route

OSC1370

If you have always wanted to work with younger children but want the flexibility that allows you to work from your own home, this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Childminder Route will allow you to become a childminder.

Course duration

Up to one year.

Course outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Childminder Route.

Entry requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required to enrol on this course. You must be at least 16 years old to enrol.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

 
£469.00
or £14.29 /month*
Course code: OSC1370
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Course overview

  • Fully accredited and recognised NCFE CACHE childminding qualification.
  • Qualification developed in collaboration with PACEY.
  • Work towards a career as a registered childminder with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare - Childminder Route.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • No placement required to complete course.
  • FREE access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.

Childminders offer professional childcare within a home setting, normally their own. They provide play-based activities that should encourage a child’s learning and development.

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare – Childminder Route qualification prepares learners to work in a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder. The course has been developed in collaboration with PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years).

You’ll learn how to create a safe and healthy childcare environment, support the safeguarding and welfare of children in your care and manage a home-based childcare setting.

Course content

  • Legislation and regulation in relation to home based childcare
  • Establishing a safe and healthy home based childcare environment for children
  • Supporting the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • How day-to-day care routines promote children’s wellbeing
  • Working in partnership to support children’s outcomes
  • Children’s, learning and behaviour in relation to sequence, rate and stage development
  • Value of play in a child’s learning and development
  • Role of observation in a child’s learning and development

  • Leading and managing a home based childcare setting
  • Financial and taxation requirements
  • Planning and creating a business plan
  • Registering with the appropriate regulatory body

Awarding body

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

Extra information

You will be assessed by handing in assignments to your tutor for marking. You will need to complete two tutor-marked assignments. No external examinations are required, so your course can be fully completed from home.

Your course should take around 50 hours to complete and you have one full year to complete your course. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. All your learning materials will be posted or emailed to you online, depending on the learning method you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only ever a click away.

Once you have successfully completed your assignments and this course, you will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare – Childminder Route. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

Once you have completed this course and achieved your qualification, you will be able to register as a childminder. You must also have your Level 3 Paediatric First Aid to be able to register officially.

This qualification will allow you to become:

  • Registered childminder
  • Childminding assistant
  • Other childcare role in a home-based setting

The topics covered in this award make for a useful introduction to our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce award. Although it does not provide a direct progression route, it covers relevant subjects within this course.

Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a NCFE CACHE qualification.

FAQs

As this is a knowledge-based course, no placement is required for this course. You can complete it in your own time, from your own environment.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to fit around your lifestyle and other commitments.

You are not required to have any prior experience or qualifications to study this course, the only requirement is that you must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
  • Dedicated learner services from our learner services team.
  • Course materials with learning activities.
  • Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
  • A free CV critique service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
  • A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
  • FREE NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
  • A study pack including a pen, highlighter, and notebook*.

* Not included with the online study option

You will complete your assignments from home and send your work to your tutor for them to mark. They will return the assignment to you once they have marked it with detailed feedback and pointers for your next assignment.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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