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CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare

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CACHE Level 3 Childminding Course

Also known as the CACHE Level 3 Childminding Qualification

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF) is specifically designed for people working in childcare within a home setting such as childminders and au pairs. This qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting as a registered childminder.

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Course Description

About this Course

This course is designed for students who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home childcarers (e.g. nannies, au pairs). It teaches the necessary requirements for setting up a childcare business in a home setting and gives Cache certification which is fully accredited by Ofsted and required by childminders and au pairs in various local authorities.

Study Time: 50 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 3 certificate and an OLC Certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Qualification

To gain the full CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare you will need to submit, and pass, 13 tutor marked assignments.  There are nine assignments for Unit 1 and four assignments for Unit 2.

There is no formal exam and the certification fee is included in the course fees.

For further information, go to: http://www.cache.org.uk. Qualification Code 603/3642/0

See the CACHE Qualification summary for this course here

See the Ofqual Qualification summary for this course here

Method

All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

Course Content

This course assesses the following criteria:

Unit 1

  • Understand current legislation and regulation in relation to home-based childcare
  • Understand how to establish a safe and healthy home-based childcare environment for children
  • Understand how to support the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Understand how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Understand how day to day care routines promote children’s well-being
  • Understand how to work in partnership to support children’s outcomes
  • Understand children’s learning and behaviour in relation to sequence, rate and stage of development
  • Understand the value of play in promoting children’s learning and development
  • Understand the role of observation in promoting children’s learning and development

Unit 2

  • Understand how to lead and manage a home-based childcare setting
  • Understand how to comply with financial and taxation requirements when setting up a home-based childcare setting
  • Understand how to create a business plan
  • Understand how to register with the appropriate regulatory body.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Support

The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

Assessments

To pass this course learners must pass 13 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

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CACHE Certification

This qualification comes with Cache certification included at no additional cost. Cache are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certification when recruiting new people into a role.

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The Online Learning College are a Cache international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, Cache have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

You can read more about Cache by visiting their website.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare Course regulated?

Yes this course is fully regulated through Ofqual which means it is recognised by all employers and linked to national standards. The course has qualification number 603/3642/0 and a total qualification time of 60 hours. CACHE are one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK and are now part of the NCFE brand. They have historically worked only in the education and care sectors and CACHE courses are seen as the leading brand for qualifications in care. This means that employers recognised these qualifications and they lead to a higher chance of employment.

Can I set up as a Childminder with this qualification?

Yes you can. This course is specifically designed for Childminders and teaches everything you need to know in order to care for children in a home environment. The course is perfect for Childminders and once finished you can set up your own business.

What is included in the cost of the CACHE Level 3 Home-based Childcare course?

The cost of this course includes everything needed to pass. Your lessons, tutor support and certification costs are all included in the price with no additional costs at any stage. Should you wish to buy paper versions of the course materials you can do so on the checkout for £35 extra but this is optional.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience.

How long do I have to study?

This Childminding course has an enrolment length of 12 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

No, there are no exams on this course. Everything is assessed through coursework which you can submit at any time within the enrolment length.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Do I need to be working to do the CACHE Level 3 Home-based Childcare?

No, you do not need a work placement. Everything is completed online from home through written assignments and there are no practical assignments needed.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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