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Child Care Level 3

Child Care Level 3 Course

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This course will take roughly 100 hours to complete.

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Child Care so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The Distance Learning Child Care course has been designed to enable you to strengthen and develop your knowledge and understanding of home-based childcare practices.

The topics you will cover in the Child Care Diploma course include: The introduction to childcare practice, childcare and child development (0-16), the childcare practitioner and planning to meet children's individual needs.

The Child Care Diploma course will help the student to improve their knowledge and skills, meet the basic training requirements as part of childminder registration or application to be a registered childminder and undertake professional development.

What can you do with Child Care Level 3

Working with children is an enjoyable and satisfying vocation to follow. When you complete the Child Care Level 3 course, you could look for work in childcare or a nursery environment. You could also use this course for self improvement purposes, if you just wish to further your knowledge.

Your day-to-day activities may include:

  • planning and supervising activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking
  • helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games
  • taking children on outings
  • feeding and changing babies
  • observing children and making notes to write reports
  • making sure children are safe and well

With experience, you could become a key worker for one or more children, monitoring their progress and sharing information about their development with parents or carers.

As an experienced nursery worker you could specialise in working with children with learning difficulties, physical difficulties or mental health problems, with opportunities to progress to team leader, senior nursery worker or centre manager.

Alternatively you may wish to study towards a higher education qualification in early years or child development. This would enable you to move into management or early years teaching.

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For the Child Care Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

What is a 'healthy lifestyle?'
Healthy eating
Activities for young children
Wellbeing for children and their families
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
Current legal requirements
Respecting and valuing individuality
How to deal with conflict
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
Data Protection Act
Keeping accurate and up-to-date information
Methods and systems for recording financial information
Tax and VAT
Storing data
Using ICT
Safety concerns
Literacy, language and communication
Numeracy, reasoning skills and problem-solving
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development
Creative development

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam. The course will be delivered and assessed by the OSC.

Awarding Organisation

TQUK - Training Qualifications UK is an award winning and the fastest growing, Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation across the UK.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements and Learn Now Distance Learning College are working as a reseller for OSC. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means OSC have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of their courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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