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Child Care and Education

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Overview

Our Child Care and Education course is aimed at anyone wanting to work with children and young people.

About Our Child Care & Education Course

This course is based on the current National Occupational Standards for Children's Care, Learning and Development at Level 3 and reflects the shift in focus to children's services.

Our course in child care and education will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of child development and education necessary for working with children in a variety of job roles and settings. It will prepare you to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children and their families.

What Can I Do After Taking This Child Education Course?

Work in child care and education. After successfully completing this child care course, you could apply for jobs such as:

  • 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. You could start and run your own business as a child day care centre owner.

Build your career. You could continue your training to progress and develop a career in the early years, children and young people’s sector, working directly with people in roles such as a senior care worker, children’s centre worker, outreach worker or social worker.

Please note: This course is textbook based, and therefore the lessons are not available to be viewed online. If you choose the online method of study with this course, you will be able to view your question papers and tutor feedback online.

Modules

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.

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Child Care and Education Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

Our Child Care and Education course is aimed at anyone wanting to work with children and young people.

About Our Child Care & Education Course

This course is based on the current National Occupational Standards for Children's Care, Learning and Development at Level 3 and reflects the shift in focus to children's services.

Our course in child care and education will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of child development and education necessary for working with children in a variety of job roles and settings. It will prepare you to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children and their families.

What Can I Do After Taking This Child Education Course?

Work in child care and education. After successfully completing this child care course, you could apply for jobs such as:

  • 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. You could start and run your own business as a child day care centre owner.

Build your career. You could continue your training to progress and develop a career in the early years, children and young people’s sector, working directly with people in roles such as a senior care worker, children’s centre worker, outreach worker or social worker.

Please note: This course is textbook based, and therefore the lessons are not available to be viewed online. If you choose the online method of study with this course, you will be able to view your question papers and tutor feedback online.

Modules

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.

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Child Care and Education Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

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