The convenient way to study Child care

Kick-start your career in Child Care with one of our official courses. Study from home and online at your own pace. We have over 25 accredited Child Care courses including CACHE certification courses. To see our full range of courses see below or contact us.

Study Child care 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 helps parents continue their careers and aids the development of children during those important early years. You can learn about this profession with our child care level 3 course.


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

All of our courses are independently accredited from long-established awarding organisations with qualifications such as BTEC, CACHE, and A-Level. It’s easier to get a job when you have an employer recognised qualification.

Each independent award body perform detailed, rigorous checks to ensure our courses meets their high standards.

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

A quality distance learning experience with a FREE CV critique service

After you’ve passed your course, you can use our CV writing expertise to improve your chances of finding a job. This is a free service open to all successful Open Study College students, it is unavailable elsewhere.

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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