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Our guide to working with children courses

Childcare courses cover a range of subjects relating to its practical application and understanding, including childcare and crèche work, learning and development, and starting childcare.Typically childcare courses will be an area of focused study allowing you to develop your skills within a practical environment. You will learn how to plan and organise activities which promote learning and development for children in areas ranging from play to more focused education in English and maths, whilst working with parents and carers. 

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Understanding Child Attachment (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Meloney - January 2016

This course was detailed and with the added pictures really made it interesting to complete. Some very useful knowledge came from this course and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking after a child that they believe may have attachment issues. 10/10

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CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Child...

Next start: 15th Feb 2016

Price: £1,199.00 £1,099.99

Where: Dartford

This qualification is suitable for those who are employed in a childcare setting and have experience working within the Early Years sector. ...

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Suppor...

Next start: 23rd Feb 2016

Price: £800.00 £450.00

Where: London

This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or...

Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspi...

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Price: £300.00 £149.00

Where: Online Course

If you've been teaching preschoolers or are in the process of becoming a preschool teacher, you know what short attention spans preschoolers...

Safeguarding Children - Health & So...

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Price: £60.00 £10.00

Where: Online Course

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN This safeguarding children course is designed to give everyone who works, or has contact with children, young people...

CACHE SEN TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE...

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Price: £600.00 £450.00

Where: Online Course

Overview: A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a diploma in CACHE SEN TEACHING ASSISTANT. Whether you're looking to go on...

CHILDCARE ONLINE COURSE - LEVEL 3 D...

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Price: £487.00 £365.00

Where: Online Course

This Quality Assured CHILDCARE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA is specifically designed to present students with a comprehensive basic knowledge of child...

Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early...

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Price: £2,225.00 £1,500.00

Where: Distance Learning Course

What is the programme structure? : Students will study a range of units including: • Child Development • Providing Safe environments •...

CACHE HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTA...

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Price: £700.00 £525.00

Where: Online Course

Overview: A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a diploma in HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT (HLTA). Whether you're...

Childcare Studies BTECH (HND) Cours...

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Price: £4,667.00 £3,500.00

Where: Online Course

A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a BTECH (HND) in CHILDCARE STUDIES. Whether you're looking to go on to further...

EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE COURSE (...

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Price: £465.00 £349.00

Where: Online Course

Overview: A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an award in EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE. Whether you're looking to go on to...

COMPLETE CHILD CARE (LEVEL 3 DIPLOM...

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Price: £460.00 £345.00

Where: Online Course

A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an award in COMPLETE CHILD CARE (LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA). Whether you're looking to go on to...

CACHE CARING FOR CHILDREN COURSE

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Price: £528.00 £396.00

Where: Online Course

Overview: A home distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a diploma in CARING FOR CHILDREN. Whether you're looking to go on to...

Awarding organisations

  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Founded in 1884 as The London Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) seeks to end cruelty to children throughout the UK by changing the law, offering advice for adults and by many other means. Activities the NSPCC are involved in are driven by prioritising those children who are most at risk and trying to work in their best interests. The NSPCC offers training courses to meet the ever-changing needs of families and also follows up with evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the training programmes delivered.

  • Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
  • Largest of the three main English exam boards, the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) provides qualifications for schools and colleges, awarding 49% of full-course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 44 countries. AQA supports the professional development of teachers and assists them in developing progress tests and sharing resources and best practice.  Its programmes are vocational and work-based, promoting lifelong learning as well as academic.

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