Principles of Childminding Level 3 Course – TQUK Endorsed


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    Childminding courses online. This fully online Childminding course is aimed at learners looking to gain an understanding of caring for children from your own home. If you are looking at setting up a childminding business from your home, then this online childminding course will provide you with all the skills to be able to do so. (Paediatric First Aid Certificate also required)

    The course can be completed entirely from home without any placement requirements. Access your course via our learning platform The Laser. Here you can access your course lessons, resources and correspond with your personal tutor. Log in and out to suit over a 6 month period. We estimate that within 4-6 weeks you can be ready to start your own childminding business, if not sooner!! 

    The demand for qualified Childminders is huge. You could be prepared, registered with Ofsted and offering a paid service to local families sooner than you think. Why stick in a tedious dead end job? With a little effort you could be doing the Job you always dreamed of. Not only that, you will be doing a job you enjoy. How many people can say that??  Take control of your own destiny and enrol online to suit. We enrol 365 days a year. You do not have to wait until September as you would at your local FE college. Make the change today and kickstart your new career.

    Qualification: Principles of Childminding Level 3 Award
    Support: 6 Months support included 
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Endorsed by: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)
    Experience: Not Required
    Placement: Not Required

    To register with Ofsted, you must hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Please see link direct to the government website on how to register as a childminder. 

    We also offer a Level 3 Nannying course that may be of interest! 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.

    4 tutor marked assignment to complete

    Roles and responsibilities of those caring for children in a home environment. 

    Understand how to create safe surroundings for children cared for at home.
    Understand health and saftey responsibilities when caring for childen in a home environment.
    Understand how to work with others to support children being cared for.
    Understand how to safeguard and protect children.

    Children’s development, well-being and behaviour

    Know the key development events for children
    Know the factors which affect a child’s development
    Understand the role of play in a child’s development
    Know how a child’s behaviour is influenced

    Plan to care for a child in a home environment

    Understand the importance of healthy eating
    Be able to plan activities which suppot a child’s development
    Know how to promote and support equality, diversity and inclusion when caring for children

    Provide a childcare service in own home. 

    Know how to manage self when running a childcare business in your own home
    Know what is expected of an individual running a childcare business in their own home, 
    Understand how to operate legally as a business providing childcare in your own home

    Entry Requirements

    No previous qualifications are required

    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

    Online course access and tutor support are provided for 6 months,  all included in the fee. Complete to suit within this time frame.

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 49 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 62 Hours

    On average, learners will complete this course within 2 months.

    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 to 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.

    Study Method - The Laser

    Learners are able to access their course lessons via our LASER online learning platform.  Access your lessons, complete your assignments and contact your tutor all in one convenient place. 

    As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7. You are able to access our online platform on the following link Laser Online Learning Platform

    Laser Online Platform


    Each course on the laser follows our unique Laser Lessons formula, and consists of:

    • A filmed tutorial with a professional presenter and accompanying text for those with hearing difficulties
    • Selected reading available in PDF format and also from trusted websites
    • A presentation to give further explanation of a specific topic
    • Good practice example videos, including videos scripted by Laser Systems for Canal Wharf Studios to cover specific criteria
    • An interactive quiz to test knowledge gained
    • Evidence opportunities which allow the learner to produce work towards their course
    • Extended learning materials for those who want to develop their skills and knowledge even further

    A think and challenge activity which asks the learner to put the knowledge they have gained towards a real-life scenario

    See an example of one of our good practice video’s available below on the Laser. 




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