Child Minder Diploma (Level 3) Course

Child Minder Diploma (Level 3) Course
Course Code: UCUKHSCCCT04
Enrolment Fee: £368.75  £295.00
Format: Online
Award: Level 3 Diploma
Accreditation: UKLC
Study Time: 60 Hrs
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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  • Free Postage & Packing
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COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Child Minder Diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Child Minder Diploma is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Child Minder Diploma course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

This distance learning course will provide you with all the underpinning knowledge to make a decision as to whether a career as a child minder is the right one for you.

A childminder's role is many and varied and can be described in a number of ways.  Gone are the days when childminders were seen as uneducated, low paid babysitters who were paid to keep an eye on the children whilst their parents spent a few hours at work.  The world has changed and with it the need for good quality childcare.  Parents are no longer content to pay someone to look after their child simply because they appear motherly and seem to like playing with children.  Parents now, quite rightly, express a wish to find a highly qualified, organised person who has the right skills to not only nurture their child but to educate and discipline them.


Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Level 3 Child Minder Diploma is divided into eight comprehensive modules. 

A childminder's role is many and varied and can be described in a number of ways.  Gone are the days when childminders were seen as uneducated, low paid babysitters who were paid to keep an eye on the children whilst their parents spent a few hours at work.  The world has changed and with it the need for good quality childcare.  Parents are no longer content to pay someone to look after their child simply because they appear motherly and seem to like playing with children.  Parents now, quite rightly, express a wish to find a highly qualified, organised person who has the right skills to not only nurture their child but to educate and discipline them.

This distance learning course will provide you with all the underpinning knowledge to make a decision as to whether a career as a child minder is the right one for you.



(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Child Minder Diploma. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.



AssessmentsHow will I be assessed?

Course Assessments


This Child Minder Diploma is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following the guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

We send the full course out, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the college, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.



Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration


We recommend you spend approximately 60 hours of your time studying for the Child Minder course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 1 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 2 hours a week you could complete it in six months. Apart from this you should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Child Minder Diploma in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.



Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Child Minding and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

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 full tutor support.


 


Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Diploma in Child Minding home study course is £368.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £295 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £99.75 and then 4 equal payments of £67.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Deposit
Instalment
Total
Pay in Full (Online Version)
£295.00
N.A.
£295.00
Instalment Plan (Online Version)
£99.75
£67.25 X 4
£368.75

Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students.

 


Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured?
The Level 3 Child Minder Diploma is divided into eight comprehensive modules. 

  • Unit 1 Introduction
  • Unit 2 The Legal Responsibilities
  • Unit 3 Essential Training for the Job
  • Unit 4 Getting Your Business up and Running
  • Unit 5 Safety Within the home
  • Unit 6 Negotiating a Contract
  • Unit 7 Writing and Implementing Policies
  • Unit 8 Accounts and Bookkeeping

 



QualificationsWhat qualifications will I receive?

Course Qualifications


Qualification : Child Minder Diploma
You will receive a certificate from the College. Child Minder Diploma issued by the UK Learning College, entitling you to use the letters UKLC Dip after your name.



 

Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Childminder


If you love children and like the idea of working from home, this could be perfect for you. Childminders look after children in their own home, whilst the children's parents are at work or studying. They could look after babies and children under five during the day, or older children after school and in the school holidays.You need to be aged at least 18 to become a childminder. You do not need any qualifications, but you do need to be registered with Ofsted before you can look after children under the age of eight.To become a childminder, you will need to have patience and a sense of humour. You will also need to be aware of health, safety and hygiene. Knowledge of child protection issues is also important.


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What's IncludedWhat do I get when I enrol?

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Child Minder home study course and earn your Level 3 qualification:


1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:

  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
  • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
  • How to approach exams without fear

3. An accredited award upon successful course completion.
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students



Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

Distance Learning Explained


Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 
Online Learning Explained

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 
 
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
 
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 


Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community


We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper


VISIT THE STUDENT COMMUNITY


 

Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

 
Nursery Management  (NCFE Level 3) -  Child care is becoming an increasingly popular career choice for many people. This Nursery Management course has been designed to meet the needs of those wishing to pursue a career in Nursery or Pre-School Management..... Read More »
 
Child Development (Level 2) Diploma - For those interested in pursuing a career in Social Care will find this course will provide essential background for the child related discipline.Understanding child development forms part of the curriculum for the various qualifications you can study for if you wish to work with children/young people.The Early Years Foundation Stage recognises the importance of developing an understanding of a child’s development....... Read More »
 
Supporting Vulnerable Children (CACHE Level 3)Our Child Minder course is the CACHE Level 3 - Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage (CYPOP17) unit. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an in depth understanding of the effects of poverty and disadvantage on children and young people........ Read More »
 


 

Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.


For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.



 

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


       

Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.


 


 

FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
 
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
 
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
 
Q. Do the courses have tutorial support?
Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
 
Q. If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.
 
Q. How do I get help with my course work?
You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
 
Q. Will I get a qualification at the end?
Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
 
Q. Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder. 
 
Q. Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period. 
 
Q. Will I have to sit an examination?
Most of our paper based courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.
 
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
 
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
 
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
 
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
 
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
 


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