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Child Care Level 3

Course Code: ABC516
Award Level 3 - Similar difficulty to A-Level

Course Overview

Boost your knowledge and understanding of Child Care, from home!

  • Gain an insight into the different types of child care settings, such as nursery, pre-school, and child minding from home.
  • Learn about the legal requirements of caring for children.
  • Study the growth and development of babies and young children.
  • Learn how to provide babies and young children with a healthy and enriching care environment.

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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

  • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    Assessment takes the form of a series of written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    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 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support by mail or email.

    Course Outcomes

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

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government.  They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

    Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    - Linda Wiles, Basingstoke

    Study materials good. Haven't used tutor support yet! Would recommend to a friend.  Brilliant so far

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