Starting a Child Care Business - QLS Level 3 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 80 Hours (Self-Study)
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Course Description

The Starting a Child Care Business - QLS Level 3 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice setting up a child care venture, ensuring that they are properly local authority registered and conforming to current requirements and standards.

Child care in the UK is highly regulated and requires exacting standards of those involved in providing care for young people. Running a child care or child minding business is very popular but obviously needs to be set up carefully so that the business is properly registered, it operates to current requirements and standards and is planned on a firm financial basis. This course provides a substantial knowledge and understanding base of good practice, to enable people to plan a child care business which meets current requirements.

The Objective of the Course is to:

  • Provide a framework for students to develop a structured approach to planning, registering, launching and operating a child care business.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Starting a Child Care Business - QLS Level 3 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are included: How to conduct research to understand the demand and competition for child care services in your locality.
The following topics are included: How to go about planning and establishing a child-minder, nannying or child care business.
The following topics are included: Registration requirements to ensure that you are properly registered and approved by your local authority.
The following topics are included: Planning to advertise and launch your business venture.
The following topics are included: Ensuring that your facilities take proper account of health and welfare of children in your care, other staff and adult visitors.
The following topics are included: Setting up your business with appropriate and suitable equipment.
The following topics are included: Ensuring that you provide effective service and support for parents.
The following topics are included: Financial record keeping to keep your business on track.
Prerequistes

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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