Early Learning & Child Care CourseOpen Study Courses
- Distance learning
- 200 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Early Learning & Childcare and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
Early Learning & Childcare
NCFE & EDL Certificate
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Professional Certificate in Early Learning & Childcare. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Early Learning & Childcare is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a Early Learning & Childcare exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Professional Certificate in Early Learning & Childcare course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This programme is designed for people who seek ultimately to work in the child care sector. Anyone wishing to embark on a career in child care will benefit and it provides a start point to the formal qualifications required to work in the sector.
The aims of this course are to allow students to develop:
An understanding of the role of learning and development in child care settings, and the legislative context within which child carers operate
An understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills required of a child carer at this level.
An understanding of early education frameworks
COURSE KEY TOPICS
The course is divided into following modules:
Understand Child and Young Person Development.
Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.
Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety.
Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People
Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People.
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Context and principles for early years provision.
Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years.
Professional practice in early years settings.
Engage parents in their children’s early learning
Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills.
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your Award by NCFE & EDL as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommended you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for the Early Learning & Childcare Course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Professional Certificate in Early Learning & Childcare in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Early Learning & Childcare and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Certificate in Early Learning & Child Care home study course is Rs. 29,981 , though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 23,985 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 13,492 and one payment of Rs. 13,492 next month.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 11,993 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 4,497 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
NCFE Level 3 Early Learning & Childcare Certificate
EDL Professional Certificate in Early Learning & Childcare
This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional Award from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
A Early Learning & Childcare course will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL.
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are 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.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Nursery managers, also known as nursery officers, are responsible for the day-to-day running and financial management of a nursery. They manage staff and oversee the childcare and education activities provided in their nursery. They aim to give the children who attend the best possible start in life. As a nursery manager, you could provide day-care to children (aged three months to five years) with a range of social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. Your duties would include: creating a caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play running the nursery in line with environmental, health and safety and fire regulations supervising the planning of activities to meet the needs of children working closely with parents, providing a high standard of customer service including regular parents' evenings making sure equipment, such as furniture and toys, are in a good state of repair and suitable for children. Your business responsibilities as a manager would also include: recruiting staff who are suitable to work with children, which includes applying for Criminal Records Bureau clearance training, supporting and leading a team (including room leaders and assistants), to achieve and maintain high standards conducting regular staff assessments, recognising training needs and developing teamwork managing a budget and making sure the nursery is profitable arranging marketing and publicity events administrative tasks, such as providing an area manager with weekly or monthly reports and maintaining staff and child records.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Early Learning & Childcare home study course and earn your award:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Certificate upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional Certificate upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page (you do not need a PayPal account) for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
Work placements: Nursery Manager
Contact person: Student Support Team