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Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare - NCFE CACHE Certification

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Overview The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is the perfect course that provides individuals with …


The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is the perfect course that provides individuals with a great opportunity to work with children in a home-care setting. If you love being around children then you can enjoy a career as a child care worker or run a childcare business.

The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare will feature key topics such as legislation related to home-based care, safeguarding children, creating a healthy and safe environment, promoting equality and diversion, and understanding the day to day routine of children.

Working with children can be emotionally rewarding, fun and lucrative. It gives you an opportunity to set up your own childcare home-based business, or work as a nanny or au pair.

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  • Learn the role and responsibilities of working with children as a nanny or au pair.
  • Learn how to set up your own childcare home-based business.
  • Learn how to work with children from diverse backgrounds.
  • Provide a safe environment for children in your care
  • Understand their emotional and mental well-being while in your care. 

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • The course is aimed at individuals who want to have a career as Senior Healthcare Workers, Support Workers, Community-Based Senior Care Assistants and Care Workers working with people with dementia and disabilities.

Learners will need to be over the age of 19, and must demonstrate the following:

  • Vocational or academic qualification at Level 2 or higher
  • Basic level of literacy, numeracy and ICT ability

In order to qualify for the program you will need to submit a completed application form which will be provided to you. This form should be provided to us within a month of enrolment along with the following;

  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • You must provide an identification document such as a passport or a driving license.

Upon submission of the documents your application will be reviewed. If you fail to meet the entry requirements of the program your application will not be accepted.

  • Unit 1 provides learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home based childcare setting
  • Unit 2 prepares learners to set up a home based childcare business
  • The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare covers age ranges from birth to 19 years
  • Qualification type: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award
  • Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
  • Accreditation status: Accredited
  • Level: 3
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 50
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 60
  • Qualification number (QN): 603/3642/0

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete 2 mandatory units. You will complete assignments which will be assessed by a tutor.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare Certificate. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Once you successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare you will gain an accredited qualification. It will be a useful introduction to our Early Years Educator qualifications that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. The average UK salary per annum is according to The qualification is suitable for individuals who want to work under the direction of a teacher.

  • Nanny - £9.66 per hour
  • Child Care Worker - £7.40 per hour
  • Au Pair (average UK salary according to £70-85 per week)
  • Registered Childminders
  • Childcare Businesses
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
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Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Getting Started
Equity and Access Policy
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Academic Appeals Policy
Qualification Specification
Awarding Body Registration
(A) Application Form : Cache Awarding Body Registration
Preparing To Work As A Home Based Childcarer [H/506/4745]
1.1 Legislation Relating To Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare of Children
1.2 Identifying Possible Risks in the Setting
1.3 Managing Childrens with Allergies
1.4 Types, Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
1.5 Physical Care Routines for Babies and Children
1.6 Working In Partnership with Parents & Carers
1.7 Planning For Play to Support Children’s Learning and Development
1.8 Types of Play
Preparing To Set Upa Home Basedchildcare Business [K/506/4746]
Preparing to set up a Home Based childcare Business
Exploring The Role Of The Nanny [D/617/2467]
Exploring the role of the Nanny
Harvard Referencing Guide
Harvard Referencing Guide
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    Silver Fraser

    February 09, 2021
    Very insightful and important

    Very insightful and important topic. I enjoyed learning about how to work with children from diverse backgrounds. This is a wonderful course and is great for anyone that works or has a desire to work in home-based childcare.

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    Dane Shaw

    January 11, 2021
    Concise and accessible

    Very concise and accessible. The course has also challenged me to think about certain welfare aspects I had no previous knowledge about.

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    Reed Ellis

    December 24, 2020
    Provided useful knowledge

    The course gave me useful knowledge required to work with children in a home-based childcare setting.

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    Lesley Anderson

    November 13, 2020
    Important topics

    I am happy that studied this course. I got lots of important information about the situations that may arise in this type of setting.

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