Nursery Nurse Diploma Level 3


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Level 3 Diploma

ABC Awards

200 Hours

No Entry Requirements

 Enrolment Fee £440.00

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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

If you want to develop your knowledge of the job role of a Nursery Nurse so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The Distance Learning Nursery Nurse Level 3 Diploma course will help you:

  • Improve your knowledge and skills
  • Meet the requirements for basic training as part of childcare practitioner
  • Work within an environment with children aged 0-16 years
  • Undertake professional development.

The Topics included are:

  • Introduction to Nursery Nursing
  • Childcare and child development (0-16)
  • The childcare practitioner in the work-based environment
  • Planning to meet children's individual needs in the work-based environment
The course includes an assessment section, which you will find at the end of each module.   Activities in this section correspond to the preceding information and help you to assess if you have grasped general knowledge and an understanding of the module. 

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.


Completing a series of tutor marked activity questions will lead you to the highly acclaimed Level 3 Diploma in Nursery Nurse.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.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £349.00 Nil £349.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £240.00 £50.00 X 4 months £440.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £140.00 £100.00 X 3 months £440.00

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.

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  • Module 1: The Key Features of Child Development and Developmental Needs of Children 0-8 Years, Inclusive of Individual and Special Needs
  • 1.1 The Main Development of a Child from Birth to 19 Years
  • 1.2 The Social, Economic, and Environmental Factors Affecting Development
  • 1.3 Genetic and Hereditary Factors Affecting Development
  • 1.4 Children’s Overall Developmental Needs
  • 1.5 Defining Special Needs
  • 1.6 Supporting Children with Special Needs
  • 1.7 Key Transitions
  • 1.8 Supporting Children through Transitions
  • 1.9 Policies to Meet Diversity within the Work-Based Environment
  • 1.10 Inclusion within the Work-Based Environment
  • 1.11 Effects of Discrimination

  • Module 2: Providing for Children’s Physical Needs, Inclusive of Health and Safety
  • 2.1 Meeting Children’s Nutritional Needs
  • 2.2 Meeting Children’s Rest and Sleep Needs
  • 2.3 Stages of Behaviour in Children
  • 2.4 Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour
  • 2.5 Behaviour Attributed to Specific Special Needs
  • 2.6 Informing Parents of Inappropriate Behaviour and Documentation
  • 2.7 Maintaining Appropriate Hygiene Procedures
  • 2.8 Exploring Consequences as a Result of the Failure to Meet Appropriate Hygiene Procedures
  • 2.9 Signs and Symptoms of Common Childhood Illnesses
  • 2.10 Informing Parents of Illness and Documenting Illness
  • 2.11 Maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment

  • Module 3: Learning through Play for Child Development
  • 3.1 Types of Play and their Importance in Relation to Child Development
  • 3.2 Observation and Planning
  • 3.3 Every Child Matters and the Birth to Three Matters Framework
  • 3.4 The Early Years Foundation Stage
  • 3.5 Available Resources in Relation to Health and Safety, and Diversity and Inclusion

  • Module 4: Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children
  • 4.1 What is Safeguarding?
  • 4.2 Definitions of Child Abuse
  • 4.3 The Main Categories of Child Abuse
  • 4.4 Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
  • 4.5 Procedures to Follow in the Case of Child Protection Concerns
  • 4.6 Documentation Relating to Confidentiality and Recording and Reporting Child Protection Concerns
  • 4.7 Sources of Support
  • 4.8 Some Practical Guidance

  • Module 5: Legal Responsibilities of the Nursery Nurse and Responsibilities for Working Together
  • 5.1 Nursery Nurse Legislation
  • 5.2 Legal Responsibilities of the Nursery Nurse
  • 5.3 Procedures for Admission and Collection
  • 5.4 Legal Implications of Nursery Nursing
  • 5.5 Policies and Procedures to Meet OFSTED Requirements
  • 5.6 Working in Partnership with Parents and Other Professionals
  • 5.7 The Nursery Nurse Responsibilities for Building Positive Relationships with Parents and Other Professionals
  • 5.8 Exploring contacts for Support for Work-Based Services
Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government.  They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK


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