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TQUK Level 3 – Understand Child Development (RQF)

Online Child Development Course.

This one unit childcare course is taken from our LV3 Children's workforce Diploma (Early Years Educator) Course.  

This Online Child Development Course is aimed at learners looking to, or currently working in an early years setting with children from birth to 5 years, whilst also gaining knowledge of children 5 - 7 Years.

Perfect for topping up your Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Learners are provided with 2 months of support to complete this course of approx 50 learning hours. 

Qualification: Understand Child Development
Unit Ref No: R/506/934
Support: 2-Months support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
RQF Accredited: Fully

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 1 unit of study in total as listed below.

Understand child development

Understand  range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop
Understand the expected patterns of of children’s development
Understand how a child’s learning and development can be impacted by the stage of development and individual circumstances
Be able to identify the needs, interests and stages of development of individual children
Understand how to support and promote children’s speech, language and communication.

Entry Requirements

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above

Possess a solid knowledge of the english language

Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course

Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc

Have a genuine desire to succeed

Course Duration

This course comes with 2 months support included:

Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 50 Hours



Level 3  – Understand Child Development

Unit ref: R/506/934

Credit value: 8

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised unit transcript from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This is not recognised in Scotland.

Study Method

Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

Learners are than able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed direct to their tutor for marking.  Using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, access sample assignments, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.


Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.


Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies.

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.* 

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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