Early Learning & Childcare, Children and Young People’s Workforce (Level 3 on the new QCF)eDistance Learning
- Distance Learning
- 200 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
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 Early Learning & Childcare 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.
What you'll learn on the course
Early Learning & Childcare
Children and Young People’s Workforce
NCFE (Level 3 on the new QCF)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 in Early Learning & Childcare. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Early Learning & Childcare 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 Level 3 Early Learning & Childcare course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This programme is designed for people who seek ultimately to work in the child care sector. Anyone wishing to embark on a career in child care will benefit and it provides a start point to the formal qualifications required to work in the sector.
The aims of this course are to allow students to develop:
An understanding of the role of learning and development in child care settings, and the legislative context within which child careers operate
An understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills required of a child career at this level.
An understanding of early education frameworks
COURSE KEY TOPICS
The course is divided into following modules:
Understand Child and Young Person Development.
Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.
Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety.
Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People
Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People.
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Context and principles for early years provision.
Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years.
Professional practice in early years settings.
Engage parents in their children’s early learning
Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills.
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. 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.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE 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 with the units listed above, 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 national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommended you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for the Early Learning & Childcare Course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 NCFE Early Learning & Childcare diploma in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
Early Learning & Childcare Diploma
NCFE Level 3 on the new QCF
From September 2010 two significant changes to qualifications for people working (or planning to work) in the Child Care sector have taken place. These are to be fully implemented from January 2011 and are:
1. The introduction of a new national qualifications system called Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) which provides for a credit based system of qualification accreditation where student will study units of learning and obtain credits for them towards nationally recognised qualifications.
2. The introduction of new qualifications for the child care sector, overseen by the Sector Skills Council .
The new QCF, referred to above, incorporates the principle of Recognition of Prior Learning whereby students can claim credit or exemption for prior learning and on completion of this course you will be provided with a detailed statement of the units and learning outcomes achieved. This will then enable you to request credit or exemption for elements of the qualification required to practice in the sector.
The new QCF qualification being introduced is the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Learning & Child Care pathway). This is based upon achieving a minimum of 65 credits drawn from a range of mandatory and optional units. This distance learning programme is fully mapped to the new qualification, and provides knowledge and understanding by way of 12 assessment study unit’s equivalent to 38 credits.
This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by NCFE.
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Childminders work in their own homes, looking after children whose parents are at work or studying. This could be throughout the day with babies and children under five, or after school and in the school holidays with older children. As a childminder you would: make sure that the children in your care feel secure and are safe, warm and well-fed plan, prepare and serve meals change nappies and make up bottles for babies help children to develop by providing a range of play activities, both indoors and outside take children on outings, for example to the park or to toddler groups take older children to and from playgroup or school. You would need to respect parents' wishes about their children's diet, routines and religion, and share information about the children with their parents.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Early Learning & Childcare home study course and earn your diploma:
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 directly from the awarding body NCFE
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
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.