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CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

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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).

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  • Price

    £249.99 including VAT

  • Course Type Online Course
  • Course Duration 50 Hours
  • Course Access 12 Months
  • Awarded By CACHE
  • Student Discount Card All students enrolled on this course are entitled to apply for a TOTUM Pro card
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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).

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Course Description

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF) has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). This qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting as a registered childminder.

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.

Childcare is a competitive industry. Nationally recognised qualifications are essential to employers when recruiting new childcare professionals.

Why study a CACHE course? Qualification

CACHE are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors. CACHE courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certifications when recruiting new employees.

Adding a cache qualification to your CV will greatly broaden your career prospects and significantly improve your earning potential with current or future employers.

So if you're looking to kick-start or boost your career in child care, the education industry or in health and social care then a CACHE qualification is perfect for you! 

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

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to study the CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare course.

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

What support will I receive during my course?

We offer help and support every step of the way. You’ll be assigned a dedicated tutor who you can contact via our state-of-the-art e-learning platform.

Your tutor will guide you and answer any queries you may have during your studies with us. Your tutor will mark all your assignments and provide detailed feedback with pointers and advice on areas to improve if required.

We strongly advise all our learners to take full advantage of their tutor’s expertise, to ensure they get the most out of the course. Our students graduate at an ‘industry-ready’ standard, and with the skill set and knowledge required to be a successful Childcare Professional.

This course comes with a 14 day money back guarantee so enrol today and get started.

Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 0808 175 1269 to make an enquiry.

Who is this course for?

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).

By choosing online learning instead of a classroom based course, it eliminates the need for time away from work, saving you valuable time and money. It is ideal for those with tight schedules as our online courses give you 12 months unlimited access to all the course materials. You can study at a pace that suits you, allowing you to easily resume your studies whenever you have the time. All you need is internet connection to study, so you can study from the comfort of your home or any environment that suits you.

Course Assessment Process

There are no formal examinations on this course and the certification fee is included in the course fees. 

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.

CACHE Level 3 Qualification 

This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed online. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 3 qualification and does not require any practical assessments. The course gives a foundation for the level 3 practitioner but not a license to practice.Learners are required to pass 12 assignments in order to gain the CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ).

UCAS Information 

UCAS points have been allocated to this qualification. The number of UCAS points earned will depend on your final grade.

Grade

UCAS Points

  A*

28

A

24

B

20

C

18

D

12

 

Got a questions? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!

Requirements

Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s. 

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.
Looking for more information?
When can I enrol on a course?
We do not have set term dates therefore you can enrol on a course at any time and study at a pace that suits you.
How much contact can I have with my tutor?
As much as you need! Tutors can be contacted through email or our messaging system and provide detailed feedback on all assignments. The best asset you can have while studying is a helpful tutor and our aim is to give you the best possible support on your course.
How can I get in touch with my tutor?
Our online campus has a built in messaging system that can be used at any time. This will link to your tutors email and we try to get back to you as soon as we possibly can.
Can I study if I live outside the UK?
Yes you can. The great thing about online learning is that there are no classes to attend. So you can study anywhere and at any time to suit you.
What happens after I buy the course?
You will instantly receive a confirmation email with your order details and your course login details will follow within one business working day.
Does the course include exams?
Yes. This course comes with Cache certification at no extra cost.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
If we haven't answered your questions, please submit a question. We are happy to help and answer any questions you might have.
Course Outline

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.

Training Features

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
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