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Complete Child Care Level 3

Child Care, Early Years & Teaching Assistant - Level 3

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About this course
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
  • Course Code: CLD06
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About this course

The early years of a child's life are absolutely crucial in his or her future health and happiness. Whether you are interested in a rewarding career in childcare, or have ambitions to eventually run your own childcare business, this course from UK Distance Learning and Publishing would provide the first step on a highly worthwhile and fulfilling career. This home study course is designed to give you a strong theoretical base on which to build towards further study, boost your CV when applying for work experience, or to act as a useful piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development.)

Course Description

Unit 1 The Development of children fron Birth to 16 years

Unit 2 Parenting and family Values

Unit 3 Keeping childen safe indoors and outdoors

Unit 4 Child Protection

Unit 5 Tackling bullying

Unit 6 Early childhood education

Unit 7 Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

Unit 8 Working with disabled children and their families

Unit 9 Children's rights and Anti-discriminatory Practice

Unit 10 Working in partnership with parents

Course Content


  • The development of children from birth through to sixteen years


  • Family Life and how it has changed
  • The different styles of parenting
  • Exploring feelings and emotions
  • A guide to social skills and manners


  • Maintaining safety within the home
  • Maintaining safety in the garden
  • Child safety when on the move
  • Maintaining appropriate hygiene procedures


  • Types, signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Helping children to protect themselves against abuse
  • Procedures to follow in cases of child abuse
  • Caring for children who have suffered abuse


  • An overview of the bully
  • An overview of the victim     
  • Recognising the different types of bullying
  • Understanding why bullying happens
  • Dealing with incidents of bullying


  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy development
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development


  • The principles of nutrition
  • The principles of exercise
  • Meal planning
  • Allergies and intolerances
  • Catering for different diets


  • Understanding disabilities in children
  • Definitions of impairment and disability
  • Inclusion of children with disabilities
  • Providing play and learning activities for disabled children
  • Working with families of disabled children


  • Exploring children's rights
  • Exploring anti-discriminatory practice
  • Exploring the effects of discrimination


  • Exploring the different types of families
  • Working together to provide for children's development and well being
  • Communication between the childcare practitioner, parents and school
Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

Method Of Study
  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  •  You will get full tutor support via email
  •  You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors    
  •  You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

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

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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