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Level 3 Diploma in Childcare


  • 200h - 1 Year
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Oxford Learning College
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Oxford Learning is one of the leading distance education providers in the United Kingdom and internationally, and along with our partners in education, promotes quality home study education world wide. Our online distance learning programmes encompass A-Level and Diploma level courses. As part of your course you will have access to the tutor department who are able to support and mentor you throughout the learning process. Our students come from varied backgrounds, differing levels of education, and every continent in the world. Our courses give you the confidence to achieve your academic goals, and give you new and further knowledge or, as with many of our past students, a new career path. We invite you to take a look at the reviews past students have left, and look forward to welcoming you as an Oxford Learning student soon. Your qualification from Oxford Learning will show your respected and exceptional level of education.


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  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.


The course is designed to give you a well rounded knowledge of the subject and to give you the ability to carry on your studies at a higher level. At Level 3 you are not required to have any previous knowledge of the subject, as the materials will take you from no previous knowledge up to Level 3. For Level 5/HND subjects you will be required to have studied at Level 3 or above before enrolment.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Course Synopsis
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is designed to present students with a comprehensive basic knowledge of child development from pre-conception to seven years of age. The course deals with cognitive processes such as language and speech development, social skills, and behaviour. The psycho-social issues, together with other external influences on development are included in order to enhance understanding of the factors affecting behaviour.

The developmental stages of anatomy and physiology for each body system are presented as chronological processes to follow this timeline, thus facilitating understanding of the changes that occur during the physical and mental development of children.  In addition, learning through play and interactive educational concepts are examined

This course is aimed at those with a keen interest in the topic, and also for anyone wishing to work with children on a more formal basis.

The course comprises of a series of tutor marked assignment, a thesis and final online examination.

Module 1: Course introduction: genetics, embryology and foetal development
The first module looks at the history of child development in brief. Genetics, inheritance and sex determination are examined and explained. Embryology and the development of the integumentary system are also covered.

Module 2: Developmental anatomy and physiology of the child: Part 1
This module looks at the development of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and muscle structure, function and growth. Students will also deal with the development of the nervous system.

Module 3: Developmental anatomy and physiology of the child: Part 2
This section deals with the development of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, including structure, function, pre and post natal circulation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Module 4: Developmental anatomy and physiology of the child: Part 3
This unit deals with the development of the gastrointestinal and renal systems.

Module 5: Developmental anatomy and physiology of the child: Part 4
This module deals with the development of the reproductive, system, special senses and dentition.

Module 6: Birth and beyond: growth and care of the child
This module deals with the birth, how a child grows and develops. It also looks at nutrition, measurements and weight, together with childhood illness and vaccination programmes.

Module 7: Language and speech development
This module looks at how language and speech develops through categorization, memory storage and through copying.

Module 8: The development of cognitive skills
This module looks at cognitive structures, their development, and the resulting concepts. It also deals with relationships and interaction.

Module 9: Learning through play
Play is an integral part of child development. This module looks at why this is, and how structured play helps the mental and physical development processes.

Module 10: Working with children and course collation
This module looks at the practical aspects of working with children: responsibilities, legal requirements, first aid, appropriate levels of communication and recording etc.


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to contact@oxfordcollege.ac. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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