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TQUK Childminding LV3 Award – Caring for Children in a Home Environment (RQF)

This online Childminding course is aimed at learners looking to gain an understanding of caring for children in a home environment.

If you are looking at setting up a childminding business from your home, then this childminding course will provide you with the qualification to be able to do so. (Paediatric First Aid Certificate also required)

The course can be completed entirely from home without any placement requirements.

We estimate that within 3-4 months you can be qualified and ready to start your own childminding business, if not sooner!! 

This qualification is accepted by Ofsted.

Qualification: Caring for Children in a Home Environment. 
Support: 6 Months support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
RQF Specification - Fully recognised
Accredited: TQUK
Experience: Not Required
Placement: Not Required

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Course Details

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

This course comes with 6 months support included:

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

On average, learners will complete this course within 3 months.

Qualification Awarded

Level 3 Award – Caring for Children in a Home Environment (RQF)

Qualification ref:  603/5245/0
Credit value: 6

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification 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 qualification 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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Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

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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