CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare

Access Duration - 180 Days
Guided Learning Hour 50 Guided Learning Hours (50)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 03 Number of Modules 03
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What Will I Learn?

Learn about childcare and the importance for a proper childcare.
Understand the impact of proper childcare in child development.
Understand the different approaches to childcare based on the age of the children.
Learn how to prepare to work as a home-based childcarer.
Learn how to take the necessary steps to set up a home-based childcare business
Learn about the other formal procedures needed to set up a home-based childcare business.


Would you like to achieve an excellent online accredited UK qualification, which will demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge? Look no further than this fantastic CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare online course.

This Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a home based childcare setting. In addition, the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home child carers (e.g. nannies, au pairs). This Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), which ensures that it is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date.

Why study at Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

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Choose the payment method that best suits you!
  • Full package: A onetime fee of £269.00 can be paid to access this course, which includes the awarding body registration fee and assessments fee.
  • Installment basis: The total price is £277.00, from which an initial fee of £49.00 can be paid to buy the course. The remaining amount can be paid as £69.00 and £159.00 (Pay in 03 Installments) for awarding body registration and assessment respectively.
You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.
  • Eligibility for TOTUM discount card
  • Fully accredited UK courses
  • 24/7 access to our user friendly learning portal
  • Tutor support Monday-Friday
  • Excellent quality video tutorials
  • Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email
Learners will need to be over the age of 19, and must demonstrate the following:
  • Vocational or academic qualification at Level 2 or higher
  • Basic level of literacy, numeracy and ICT ability
In order to qualify for the program you will need to submit a completed application form which will be provided to you. This form should be provided to us within a month of enrolment along with the following;
  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • You must provide an identification document such as a passport or a driving licence.
Upon submission of the documents your application will be reviewed. If you fail to meet the entry requirements of the program your application will not be accepted.
To achieve this qualification, learners must complete 2 mandatory units. You will complete assignments which will be assessed by a tutor.
  • Unit 1 provides learners with the knowledge required to work with children in a home based childcare setting
  • Unit 2 prepares learners to set up a home based childcare business
  • The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare covers age ranges from birth to 19 years
  • Qualification type: CACHE Level 3 Award
  • Qualification title: CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
  • Accreditation status: Accredited
  • Level: 3
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 50
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 60
  • Qualification number (QN): 603/3642/0

Successful learners will be awarded a CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare certificate.

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership. NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Although the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered make it a useful introduction to our Early Years Educator qualifications. You could also begin working as any of the following:

  • Childminder (average UK salary according to £4-6 per hour)
  • Nanny (average annual UK salary according to £19,324)
  • Au pair (average UK salary according to £70-85 per week)

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Getting Started
Course Induction
Equity and Access Policy
Complaints Policy
Academic Appeals Policy
Whom To Contact?
Qualification Specification
Awarding Body Registration
Preparing To Work As A Home Based Childcarer [H/506/4745]
1.1 Legislation Relating To Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare of Children
1.2 Identifying Possible Risks in the Setting
1.3 Managing Childrens with Allergies
1.4 Types, Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
1.5 Physical Care Routines for Babies and Children
1.6 Working In Partnership with Parents & Carers
1.7 Planning For Play to Support Children’s Learning and Development
1.8 Types of Play
Preparing To Set Upa Home Basedchildcare Business [K/506/4746]
Preparing to set up a Home Based childcare Business
Exploring The Role Of The Nanny [D/617/2467]
Exploring the role of the Nanny
Harvard Referencing Guide
Harvard Referencing Guide
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Students feedback


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    Danielle Mullen

    August 08, 2019
    Keep doing the great job!

    As someone who is aspiring to become a child-minder, the course has given me a sound understanding of what it takes to be in this role. It was a clear-cut course with in-depth information.

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    Tommy Williams

    July 19, 2019
    A Great Guidance Course

    The tutor presented the modules very specifically that I found it easy to grasp the content of the course. Through certain sections were difficult, I was provided with tutor support that guided me in the right direction.

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    Nicolas Chapman

    May 28, 2019
    Interesting Course

    Course was informative and structured well. I enjoyed it.

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    Harry Webb

    April 16, 2019
    Very Beneficial Course

    As someone who is trying to set up a home-based childcare business, I found this course very beneficial as it contains both theoretical and practical elements to it. I feel like I’ve got a clear foundational knowledge to set up my childcare business in the near future.

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    Emily Cook

    March 17, 2019
    Very Helpful

    Learning about childcare was memorable, and I can use this practical knowledge gained at Global Edulink in my work.

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    Natalia Sartin

    November 21, 2018
    Excellent Course!!

    Excellent course, great content and very interesting. Would definitely recommend as a great flexible way to study at your own pace.

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