Child Care Diploma Level 3 & Autism Awareness Level 2


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Level 2/3


360 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £624.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

The Child Care Diploma course will lead to a nationally-recognised Level 3 Award accredited by NCFE. It has been designed to enable you to strengthen and develop your knowledge and understanding of home-based childcare practice.

The course topics covered within the Child Care Diploma course include: The introduction to childcare practice, childcare and child development (0-16), the childcare practitioner and planning to meet children's individual needs.

This course will help you to improve your knowledge and skills, meets the requirements for the basic training as part of childminder registration or application to be a registered childminder and undertake professional development.

Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few decades. The Autism Awareness course aims to help develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

Today, autism can refer to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from minimal, often undiagnosed and even unrecognised, to severe, where it is virtually impossible for people to participate in society.

There are no boundaries between the conditions Kanner and Asperger identified, often people are in-between, whether in between Asperger’s syndrome and Kanner’s, or in between “normal” and Asperger’s syndrome. Therefore, collectively we refer to “autistic spectrum disorder”, or ASD, as this allows for the differences in both symptoms and severity. A person without ASD is called a neuro-typical.

This course will enable you to become familiar with the different approaches to autism, gain an increased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis and enable you to understand genetic environmental causes of autism. The Autism Awareness course will also explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

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 the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Pay in full
  • To purchase this course in a one off full payment, it will cost you:
  • £624.00 £520


Pay by Instalments

  • Initial Deposit payable today: £360
  • Followed by 4 monthly payments of £66
  • Total payable £624

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

  • Child Care
  • The key features of child development and developmental needs of children 0-8 years inclusive of individual and special needs
  • Providing for children’s physical needs inclusive of health and safety
  • Learning through play for child development
  • Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children
  • Legal responsibilities of the childminder and responsibilities for working together

  • Autism Awareness
  • What is Autism?
  • Legislation and Autism
  • Triad of Impairments
  • Explaining Autistic behaviours
  • Causes of Autism
  • Diagnosing Autism
  • Approaches to Autism
  • Practical Suggestions when Working with Autistic Individuals
  • Explaining the Myths
Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 and 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


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