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Course Overview

A social worker seeking further expertise in dealing with family situations involving children, or a professional educator needing to broaden knowledge of their charges' psychology.

A glance at the titles of the individual modules shows you just what this fantastic course is about. It covers in some detail all of the various needs of children, including their physical needs such as the types of food that are best for them (and nutritional guidelines), the benefits of adequate rest and sleep, and common childhood illnesses . . . through to their psychological needs – love, security, positive reinforcement of behaviour – and education.Better still, this fantastic course requires no previous experience, just a passion for the subject!

The course goes on to explore issues surrounding behaviour management, child abuse and the legal framework, and your roles and responsibilities as a care provider, counsellor or parent. It also discusses and informs on the complexities of the various agencies and legislative frameworks in place to protect children. There is even a module; "Support for Childminders" which details how to protect yourself and your family from allegations.

Students undertaking the course for professional development will also need to complete an additional CWDC (Childcare Workforce Development Council) listed qualification, such as an NVQ, but the course includes all the knowledge required for that. Students only then need to undertake the practical workplace assessment to become fully-qualified.

COURSE MATERIALS

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favored by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

NCFE-Accredited at Level 3
The course is accredited by NCFE, who are an awarding body regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Although, there are no entry requirements, the course is at Level 3, so you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

Learning Outcomes

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES AROUND HEALTH AND PREGNANCY

UNDERSTAND A RANGE OF KEY ISSUES SURROUNDING PARENTHOOD

UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF A CHILDS DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES AND FACTORS

UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF DIET, HEALTH AND CARE OF THE CHILD

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR THE PARENTS AND CHILD

Unit 1 – Child Development

Stages of growth and development

Factors which affect growth and development

Supporting children with special educational needs

Key transitions in a child’s life

Unit 2 - Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity within the child care setting

Inclusion within the child care setting

Unit 3 - Physical Needs

Nutrients and additives

Food AllergiesDietary Differences

Meeting children’s rest and sleep needs

Hygiene in the child care setting

Common childhood illnesses

Recording accidents and emergencies

Unit 4 - Learning Through Play

Types of play

Using topics and themes

Exploring the sensesThe seven “C’s” and spic

The importance of planning

Observing and assessing children

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Unit 5 - Behaviour Management

Reasons for misbehaviour

How children learn about behaviour

Expected stages of behaviour

Encouraging

Unit 6 - Child Abuse

Physical abuse

Sexual abuse

Emotional abuse

Neglect

Abuse of children with disabilities

The legal framework for protecting children from abuse

Caring for children who have been abused

Understanding the boundaries of your role as a practitioner

Unit 7 - The legal responsibilities of the practitioner

OFSTED - The aims of the registration system

The grading system Regulations and legislation

Understanding the legal requirements of registration

Your responsibilities to parents

Your responsibilities to children

The importance of policies

Unit 8 - Promoting positive working relationships

Promoting positive working relationship

Types of family structure

Types of parents Working with parents

Confidentiality

Communication between practitioners, parents and school

Accessing childcare services

Unit 9 - Support for childminders

How to protect yourself and your family from allegations

Career Prospects

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a Level 3 Certificate in Child Care Learning and Development from NCFE, who are one of the U.K.'s largest accreditation awarding bodies. Once you have this certification you will be able to further enhance your employability in the sector, industry or area of interest by continuing your studies to the next level if you wish.

All of our courses are accredited by NCFE and satisfy the requirements of the appropriate level of the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). They recognise that the student has gained a good knowledge and understanding of a particular subject area, which is appropriate for many job roles. Many of them also result in qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), which carry credits that can be accumulated towards higher level qualifications.

NCFE are regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Before enrolling on a course, students should make sure that they are following a course of study that results in formal recognition of their knowledge and skills by a reputable awarding body such as NCFE.

Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The course materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style.

In addition to the comprehensive course materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What’s actually in the course?

The course covers the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration, plus research to carry out. This will also help you to keep track of how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples in the course materials, but personal research is expected at this level, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is the course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited by NCFE through our IIQ licence. Students will complete all the set assignments using the information the course material provides combined with personal research. To help you get to this stage, there are also a number of self-assessment exercises for each section.

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

What will I get from the course materials?

The course materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

What level is the course at?

The Learning outcomes for the Child Care Learning and Development course have been benchmarked at Level 3, using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on any necessary improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on reworking.

Certificates will be issued by NCFE on successful completion of all the assignments.

How do I send in my work?

You submit your assignments one at a time for marking through our iLearn it Easy online portal. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review or rework the one you submitted.

What happens if I fail an assignment?

Don't worry, your tutor give you some pointers as to where you could improve, and will ask you to resubmit your assignment once you have reworked it.

What do I receive when I order the course?

We will send you ALL the course materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

The course should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if you require more time. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, the course can be completed in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

There are generally no word counts given for the tutor marked assignments, but it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with the course. Many students start slowly at first, particularly if it's some time since they carried out any study, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Will the course help me get a job?

NCFE, the awarding body, is a highly respected organisation that imposes strict standards on its centres. Employers or further education providers should accept an NCFE certificate.

What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?

Yes, if you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can return it within 7 days in accordance with the terms and conditions on our web site: www.mydistance-learning-college.com .

Do I need a computer to take the course?

Yes, you will need access to email and the Internet to submit assignments and do research. You will also need to word process your assignments. If you do not have Microsoft Office (or a similar package), we recommend that students download Open Office , which is free to download and use.

Is the course paper-based or online?

The course is paper-based and comes in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your course immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your course materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

No Final Exam!

If the prospect of exams frightens the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam!

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight.

Why did you become a childminder?

I had been working as a manager in the retail sector for a number of years; when I had my first child, I did not feel ready to go back to that sort of working environment as I always felt very stressed and often worked long hours. I wanted to be able to spend time at home with my daughter and husband but I was unsure what direction to go in. I considered starting my own business but struggled to pin down an idea.

I loved being at home with my daughter, and it was my husband who suggested that I become a childminder. It was ideal because I was already at home with my daughter and we had plenty of space.

I spoke to my local authority about what I needed to do. They explained that I needed to undertake an introductory childcare course (some local authorities require you to complete a course that they run themselves), and that I would also need to do a paediatric first aid course. I completed both of these and was able to apply for registration as a childminder with OfSTED.

What hours would I work as a childminder?

The hours you work are very much set by you, but they would need to fit in with the needs of parents. Some childminders also offer weekend and overnight care for children whose parents who work shifts or unsociable hours.

How much can I expect to earn as a childminder?

Childminders charge on average between £3.63 - £5.42 an hour per child, although this also depends on the area of the country you work in.

You would need to make arrangements for paying tax, insurance and to pay for costs such as toys, equipment and meals. There are start-up grants available in some areas to help with these costs.

Child Care Learning and Development

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Course Overview

A social worker seeking further expertise in dealing with family situations involving children, or a professional educator needing to broaden knowledge of their charges' psychology.

A glance at the titles of the individual modules shows you just what this fantastic course is about. It covers in some detail all of the various needs of children, including their physical needs such as the types of food that are best for them (and nutritional guidelines), the benefits of adequate rest and sleep, and common childhood illnesses . . . through to their psychological needs – love, security, positive reinforcement of behaviour – and education.Better still, this fantastic course requires no previous experience, just a passion for the subject!

The course goes on to explore issues surrounding behaviour management, child abuse and the legal framework, and your roles and responsibilities as a care provider, counsellor or parent. It also discusses and informs on the complexities of the various agencies and legislative frameworks in place to protect children. There is even a module; "Support for Childminders" which details how to protect yourself and your family from allegations.

Students undertaking the course for professional development will also need to complete an additional CWDC (Childcare Workforce Development Council) listed qualification, such as an NVQ, but the course includes all the knowledge required for that. Students only then need to undertake the practical workplace assessment to become fully-qualified.

COURSE MATERIALS

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favored by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

NCFE-Accredited at Level 3
The course is accredited by NCFE, who are an awarding body regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Although, there are no entry requirements, the course is at Level 3, so you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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