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Child Care and Nursery Management QLS Level 3

OSC1103

Develop your understanding of child care with this Child Care and Nursery Management QLS Level 3 course.

Course duration

Up to two years.

Course outcome

You will receive a certificate of achievement in Child Care Level 3 from TQUK, and a certificate of achievement in Nursery Management QLS Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

 
£709.00
or £22.47 /month*
Course code: OSC1103
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Course overview

  • This course is a great addition to your CV which will help you to start working towards achieving a career in child care.
  • Study relevant topics that will provide you with the knowledge to work effectively in a child care environment.
  • Learn the essentials of how to manage a nursery effectively.
  • Study this bundle course at your own pace from home.

This Child Care and Nursery Management QLS Level 3 course is a knowledge-based course that will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of working in child care and what it takes to become a nursery manager in an early years setting. This course can support your CV with extra knowledge if you currently work in a nursery setting and plan to move into a management role.

During the child care section of this bundle course, you will learn how to promote the wellbeing and healthy lifestyle of children in the setting, as well as gaining an understanding of chronic childhood diseases, the administrative procedures involved in a child care setting, and the learning and development of young children.

The nursery management section of your course, you will learn how to create a positive nursery environment and ensure the health and safety of children and staff alike. Improve your knowledge of the importance of play for young children, including indoor and outdoor play.

  • What is a healthy lifestyle?
  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Activities for young children
  • Wellbeing for children and their families

  • Documentation required for a home child care business
  • Intellectual development
  • Supervision and travel to destinations away from the child care setting
  • Good health and safety practices indoors and outdoors

  • Current legal requirements
  • Respecting and valuing individuality
  • How to deal with conflict

  • Types of foods that should be avoided
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Childhood chronic diseases and how they can affect development
  • Government guidelines on food and nutrition

  • Data Protection Act
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date information
  • Methods and systems for recording financial information
  • Tax and VAT
  • Storing data

  • Using ICT
  • Safety concerns
  • Literacy, language and communication
  • Numeracy, reasoning skills and problem-solving
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Creative development

  • Effective communication
  • The appraisal process and logging staff records
  • Disciplinary procedures and grievance issues
  • Employment policies for the recruitment and management of staff

  • Definition of child abuse
  • Forms of child abuse
  • Policies, legislation, and guidelines for safeguarding children
  • Roles and responsibilities of staff
  • Reporting an incident
  • The child protection conference

  • Safe working practices in the nursery setting for children and staff
  • Health and safety at different stages of child development
  • Procedures for good hygiene
  • Illness
  • First aid

  • Types of learning
  • Detrimental issues and learning
  • The importance of differentiation
  • Planning learning with the support of assessments

  • Summative assessments
  • Referral to third parties
  • Risk assessment
  • Communication for play and learning

  • The play cycle
  • The importance of play for young children
  • Play equipment and space in the nursery setting
  • Outdoor play space
  • Indoor play space
  • Health and safety for the play space

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its 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.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Extra information

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.

You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 160 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

This bundle 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.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive two certificates of achievement. You will receive a certificate of achievement in Nursery Management QLS Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme, as well as a learner unit summary which will list the components you have completed as part of your course. You will also receive a Child Care Level 3 certificate of achievement from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

If after completing this course, you decide you wish to pursue a career in child care and wish to become a qualified nursery nurse, we recommend studying our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) course.

FAQs

You do not need any previous knowledge or experience to enrol on this course. However, it may be beneficial to your career in child care if you have a level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy.

You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • 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.
  • A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.

* Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the cost of your course.

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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