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

Course Code: CACHE015
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Kick-start you career in child care, 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 child care, this CACHE Level 3 Award course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in home based child care
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in child care 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 child care setting
  • Develop your knowledge in the legislation and regulations in relation to home-based child care 
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course 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

Other 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

    The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). 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)

    CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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?

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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