1Course Overview

CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

Course code: CACHE015

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Kick-start you career in childcare, from home!

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.  

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in home based childcare, this CACHE Level 3 Award course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in home based childcare
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in childcare as a baby sitter or nanny

This CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Child Care course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of leading and managing a home-based childcare setting
  • Develop your knowledge in the legislation and regulations in relation to home-based childcare 
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

This qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting as a registered childminder. It is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home child carer’s (e.g. nannies, au pairs)

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th March
2Course Content
Unit 1: Preparing to work as a home based child carer

H/506/4745, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 43 Hours; Credits 5

  • 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 well-being
  • 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
Unit 2: Preparing to set up a home based childcare business

K/506/4746, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 7 Hours; Credits 1

  • Leading and managing a home based childcare setting
  • Financial and taxation requirements
  • Planning and creating a business plan
  • Registering with the appropriate regulatory body
3Other Information
Assessment

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

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 50 hours to complete. Students 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.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn 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 or sent to you via email. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare.

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however you must be at least 16 years of age.

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

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

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge only qualification.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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 Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

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 Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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