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Child Care Home Practitioners QLS Level 3

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Develop your knowledge of how to offer high-quality childcare within a home environment with this Child Care Home Practitioners Level 3 course.

  • This course is a great addition to your CV to help you progress your career in childcare.
  • Study relevant topics that will provide you with the knowledge needed to work as a childminder.
  • Learn the essentials for safeguarding the children in your setting, the early years foundation stage curriculum, and the legal responsibilities of a childminder.
  • Study at home at your own pace.

Course overview

This Child Care Home Practitioners Level 3 course is a knowledge-only course that will provide you with the knowledge you need to offer childcare services from your home. This course can also support your CV when starting your career in childcare as proof of valuable knowledge.

During your studies, you’ll explore essential topics such as diversity and inclusion in a childminding setting, how to meet the physical needs of children in your care, spotting the signs and symptoms of abuse to safeguard children, and how to build positive professional relationships with the parents of the children in your care. You will also learn more about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Every Child Matters, and Birth to Three Matters frameworks to allow you to support the learning and development of the children in your childcare setting.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Child Care Home Practitioners QLS Level 3 certificate of achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a learner unit summary.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those currently considering a career as a childminder.


This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

Course outcomes

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a certificate of achievement in Child Care Home Practitioners Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme. You will also receive a learner unit summary which will list the components you have completed as part of your course.

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality course materials. This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme who endorse high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

What next?

If you decide to pursue a career as a childminder after completing this course, we would recommend that you complete the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare – Childminder Route which will allow you to become a qualified childminder or take up an alternative childcare role in a home based setting.


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