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Study Level 3 Childcare online with us

Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, “High quality childcare and early childhood education can improve children’s chances for success in later life”?

Childcare is a fundamental part of every childhood and aids the development of children during those important early years.

We have official courses and qualifications from CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education)

CACHE are the UK’s leading specialist awarding body for the care and education sector. They are officially recognised by Ofqual and RQF.


What is a child carer?

Child carers and childminders educate and care for other peoples children. This can be essential for parents who want to maintain their careers while raising their family.

All childminders are required by law to register with Ofsted. There are over 100,000 registered childminders.

As a qualified childminder you can care for up to six children (only three can be under five years old).

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Trusted qualifications

We work with accredited industry recognised awarding organisations to bring official courses to you, but with the benefit of distance learning.

We have Childcare courses from and recognised by the following:

CACHE – Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education. The leading specialist awarding body for the care and education sector. Officially recognised and regulated by Ofqual and RQF.

NCFE – One of the leading awarding bodies in the UK. Regulated and officially recognised by Ofqual.

RQF – The Regulated Qualifications Framework (formerly QCF) The official framework for the UK of all Ofqual regulated and recognised courses and qualifications.

TQUK – Training Qualifications UK, one of the fastest growing awarding bodies in the UK and officially recognised by Ofqual and RQF.

Study from home, at your own pace

If you struggle to find time to study every day at a traditional college, a home learning course is an ideal solution. Over 90,000 people have studied with us from home and enjoyed full support from a tutor.

You’ll study whenever you want, at your own pace. There are no strict deadlines (you’ll have up to a year and most of our courses require 80 hours of study- that’s around 1 hour and a half a week).

Award-winning tutor support

Our courses are studied entirely from home- but you still enjoy help at every step of the way from your dedicated expert tutor who can be contacted via our award-winning e-learning site.

Meet our award-winning tutor - Caroline Wren

Paving your way to (better) employment

Whether you’re setting out on a brand new career path, aiming higher in your job or just getting started in employment, Open Study College are here to improve your career prospects.

When you enrol, get in touch with our student support and request your free Employability Guide. Our expert guide will help you understand the qualities and skills employers are looking for. It will also enable you to demonstrate your skills, so you stand out from other candidates.

Once you have passed your course, you can take advantage of our free CV rewriting service. We will use our expertise to improve your chances of finding a job with a noticeable CV!

At Open Study College, we help shape your future.

To request your free copy of our Employability Guide and CV writing service email studentsupport@openstudycollege.com or call 03300 563100 and our friendly team will send you a link to access the guide.

Welcome to Open Study College

Why enrol with Open Study College?

  • Multiple award-winning distance learning college
  • Over 90,000 students have enrolled with us
  • Study from home, at your own pace
  • Full support from your tutor
  • Easy to understand course materials
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CV writing service – Get a better CV to apply for better jobs
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

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