childcare

Child Care and Education course

£330.00

This course is for those who are keen to work with children/young people and is based around the National Occupational Standards for Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Level 3 and is focused on the recent shift into children’s services.

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Testimonial

“Cannot recommend this highly enough- thoroughly enjoyed it and no problems whatsoever. Just received word tonight that I got a distinction as well. I am also just about to enroll on another course as well- go for it” Kevin B

 

About Our Child Care & Education Course

This course is for those who are keen to work with children/young people and is based around the National Occupational Standards for Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Level 3 and is focused on the recent shift into children’s services. It will provide the student with understanding and knowledge of how children develop and grow in educational settings; so successful participants are equipped for a number of different roles in child services including work in both unsupervised and supervised environments.

What can I do after the course?

Get a child care and education. Successful completion of the course, will make you eligible for posts like:

Early Years/Foundation Stage Practitioner in nurseries, pre-schools or schools

Special Educational Needs Support Worker

Nanny/home-based child carer

Children’s Centre Practitioner

Start your own business. It will also qualify you to run a child day care centre business.

Build your career. If you want to advance your career you can continue your training so you can aspire to a fulfilling career in the childcare sector, working in positions such as social worker, outreach worker, senior care worker or a worker in a children’s centre.

An introduction to working with children

This unit looks at the range of services for children and their families.

Development from conception to age 16 years

The unit aims to give you an understanding of child development and the theories of development. It will teach you how to observe children and why it is important when planning for children’s learning.

Supporting children

This unit focuses on safeguarding children and supporting them in a range of situations. You will learn how to keep children safe from abuse and discrimination.

Keeping children safe

In this unit we look at keeping children safe and healthy, how to prevent accidents and illness and well as procedures for dealing with these. We also consider the importance of planning the physical environment for children.

The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children

This unit looks at the skills you need to be an effective practitioner, it looks at the importance of building relationships with others.

Promoting a healthy environment for children

This unit looks at the importance of a healthy environment for children and the range of factors that can affect a child’s health.

Play and learning in children’s education

This unit looks at the role of play in children’s learning and how you as a practitioner can support children’s play. The unit also considers how play can be used to support the curriculum.

Caring for children

This unit considers the different types of settings that work with children and their families, it looks at how a child’s needs can be met in different ways and how you as the practitioner can work with other professionals to meet these needs.

Care of sick children

This unit covers health promotion and how to care for a sick child. It also looks at the signs used to identify a sick child and the steps taken to support the child.

Nutrition and healthy food for children

This unit considers the importance of a healthy and balanced diet for a child and how you can plan and prepare food for children of different ages.

Working with children with special needs

This unit considers what is meant by “special needs” and “inclusion” as well as the types of legislation that exists to support children.

Developing children’s (3 – 8 years) communication, language and literacy skills

This unit considers developing children’s (3 – 8 years) communication, language and literacy skills and how you can support this.

On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:

Award 1 is Child Care and Education Diploma

Award 2 is Level 3 Child Care and Education Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 ABC Award Certificate of Achievement.

What Are Your Study Options?

The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
Traditional paper-based;
Home study provides quick access to online courses material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete a course at it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 120 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

This course provides unlimited access to your a personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your course and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with anything.

Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.