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1Course Overview

Child Care Level 3 and Nutrition for Young Children Level 3

Course code: OSC1100

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Develop your knowledge in child care and nutrition for young children, from home. Study the convenient way!

Nutrition is an increasingly important consideration for providers of child care, whether in nurseries, play schools or wraparound care.

This course aims to equip you with the skills to provide high-quality child care, as well as providing you with sound knowledge of young children's nutritional needs.

  • Explore how to provide a healthy and enriching care environment for toddlers and young children
  • Learn about the nature of children's development and use this knowledge to develop a sound and well-informed approach to child care
  • Study health and safety and procedures for safeguarding young children in your care
  • Evaluate diets for balance and promote healthier food choices at this crucial stage of a child’s development
  • Learn how to give nutritional advice keeping in mind contemporary issues that present challenges to our nutritional health

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

 Child Care

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Healthy Living
  • What is a 'healthy lifestyle?'
  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Activities for young children
  • Wellbeing for children and their families
Unit 2: Child Care at Home
  • 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
Unit 3: Building Positive Relationships
  • Current legal requirements
  • Respecting and valuing individuality
  • How to deal with conflict
Unit 4: Health Promotion and Development
  • 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
Unit 5: Administrative Procedures Within the Child Care Setting
  • Data Protection Act
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date information
  • Methods and systems for recording financial information
  • Tax and VAT
  • Storing data
Unit 6: Development and Learning
  • Using ICT
  • Safety concerns
  • Literacy, language and communication
  • Numeracy, reasoning skills and problem-solving
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Creative development

 Nutrition for Young

 Children Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Principles of a balanced diet
  • Nutrients that comprise our food
  • How our bodies use these nutrients
  • The effect of nutrients
  • The effects of nutritional imbalance
  • Current guidelines for healthy eating
Unit 2: Prenatal and infant feeding
  • Nutrition is preconception and pregnancy
  • Milk feeding
  • Weaning
  • Common feeding problems in infants
  • Nutrition for preterm infants
Unit 3: Nutrition for pre-school children
  • Main dietary principles for good nutrition in the 1-4 year age group
  • Common challenges of providing a balanced diet for children aged between 1-4 years
  • Challenges of providing a balanced diet within childcare settings
  • Core components of nutritionally beneficial meal plans for children of this age group
Unit 4: Nutrition for school aged children (5-18 years)
  • Challenges of providing good nutrition for school aged children
  • Range of factors which influence nutritional choice within this age group
  • Potential risk factors within this age group associated with nutritional imbalance
  • Strategies and schemes that can be used to address some of the nutritional challenges within this age group
Unit 5: Nutrition for food hypersensitivity in children
  • Food allergies and intolerance
  • Medical conditions that require dietary modification
  • Advising parents
Unit 6: Childhood obesity
  • Main nutritional problems which contribute to the rising incidence of childhood obesity
  • Negative impacts of childhood obesity in terms of health and wellbeing
  • Risk factors for diabetes associated with childhood obesity
  • How childhood obesity can impact future health and wellbeing into adulthood
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 100 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Qualification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Nutrition for Young Children Level by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The courses' depth and study have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

You will also receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualification UK (TQUK) in Child Care Level 3.

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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