What does this qualification cover?
This qualification prepares learners to set up a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder.
Who is it suitable for?
It is suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home-based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home childcarers (eg. nannies, au pairs).
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old.
How is this qualification structured?
In order to achieve the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare, learners must achieve 6 credits in total. 5 credits from mandatory Unit 1 and a minimum of 1 credit from the units in the optional group.
How is it assessed?
This qualification will be internally assessed. Types of assessment include a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or a task. The units within this qualification must be assessed in line with our assessment strategy.
This course can be studied online or in the classroom.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
This is a knowledge-only qualification; therefore, no placement in a real work environment is required.
Although it does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered in this Award make a useful introduction to our Early Years Educator qualifications.
A paediatric first aid qualification is a requirement of registration for childminders. Learners may wish to consider the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
The qualification is suitable for learners wishing to work as:
- registered childminders
- childminding assistants
- au pairs
- other childcarers in home-based settings.
Advice and Guidance provided
The learner will be supported with their Ofsted application after successful of their course.