CHILD CARE HOME PRACTITIONERS COURSE
Child Care Courses
Approximate Study Time
100 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £145.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £50.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
The Child Care Home Practitioners – Level 3 Course course gives a valuable insight into understanding the role of learning and development in childcare settings.
The course deals with the legal requirements for setting up a child care business from your own home and covers the frameworks of early education including Birth to Three, Every Child Matters and The Early Years Foundation Stage. You will also gain a full understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills you will need to develop your career in childcare.
The culture of long hours and the fact that more and more women are returning to work after having children, have brought about something of a mini-revolution in childcare. In today’s busy world, the need for quality childcare has never been greater.
And that’s why this exciting Child care Home Practitioners course is such good news. If you have ambitions to work in the child care sector – as a childminder or nanny, or in a nursery or crèche, for example – this is the course for you. You’ll find it interesting, challenging and highly rewarding, and it could lead to a whole new exciting career playing a vital role in the care, development and education of children.
On successful completion of the course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award and a Distance Learning Diploma.
This course is an ideal introduction to the world of Child Care. However this course alone will not give the qualification you would need to work in this sector. Please be aware that this course provides all the underpinning knowledge to work with children, but you would need a vocational qualification such as an NVQ as a minimum to work with children. Nonetheless, if you want a good grounding in the theory of Child Care, prior to, or in conjunction with, hands-on vocational training, this course is ideal.
The Home Study Courses Include the Following Units:-
- Unit 1 - The Key Factors of Child Development & Developmental Needs of Children 0-8 Years (Inclusive of Individual & Special Needs)
The following topics are covered: The main development of a child from birth to 8 years; Social, economic and environmental factors influencing development; Genetic and hereditary factors affecting development; Children’s overall development needs; Defining special needs; Supporting children with special needs; Key transitions; and Supporting children through transitions.
- Unit 2 – Diversity & Inclusion Issues Within the Childminding Environment
The following topics are covered Policies to meet diversity within the childminding setting; Inclusion within the childminding setting; and Effects of discrimination.
- Unit 3 – Providing for Children’s Physical Needs, Inclusive of Health & Safety
The following topics are covered: Meeting children’s nutritional needs; Meeting children’s rest and sleep needs; Maintaining appropriate hygiene procedures; Exploring consequences as a result of the failure to meet appropriate hygiene procedures; Signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses; Informing parents of illness and documenting illness; and Maintaining a safe and secure environment.
- Unit 4 – Learning Through Play for Child Development
The following topics are covered: Types of play and their importance in relation to development & age; Observation and planning; Every Child Matters and Birth to Three Matters Framework; The Early Years Foundation Stage; Available resources in relation to health and safety and diversity and inclusion.
- Unit 5 – Behaviour Management
The following topics are covered: Stages of behaviour in children; Encouraging appropriate behaviour; Informing parents of inappropriate behaviour and its documentation; and Behaviour attributed to specific special needs.
The following topics are covered: The main types of child abuse; Signs and symptoms of child abuse; Documentation relating to confidentiality & reporting and recording incidents of child abuse; Contacting professionals in the case of child abuse; Procedures to follow in the case of child abuse; and Sources of support.
- Unit 7 – The Legal Responsibilities of the Childminder
The following topics are covered: Childminders’ legislation; Legal responsibilities of the childminder; Procedures for admission and collection; Legal implications of childminding; and Policies and procedures to meet OFSTED requirements.
- Unit 8 – Promoting Positive Working Relationships
The following topics are covered: Working in partnership with parents and other professionals; Accessing childminding services; The childminder’s responsibilities for building positive relations with parents and other professionals in relation to confidentiality & complaints; and documentation procedures.
- Unit 9 – The Statutory, Voluntary & Private Support Available for Childminders
The following topics are covered: Explore the contacts for support for the childminding service.
There are no particular entry requirements.
Course Duration & Support:
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.
You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Child Care Home Practitioners Certificate of achievement by NCFE.
This course has been accredited under a NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This course has been developed by UKDLP who has been accredited with NCFE’s Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence, which is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).
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