Childcare Courses and Training

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Childcare professionals directly support children's ability to grow and develop to their fullest potential. Childcare courses aimed at childcare staff equip participants with the skills to improve the level of care provided to children in social and learning environments. Childcare staff who gain qualifications through childcare courses have a much higher employment and earning potential.

Take a look at the childcare courses offered by our course providers. If you want to know more about any of the courses, simply fill our an information request which is sent directly to the course provider who will be in touch as soon as possible to answer your questions. 

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First Aid for Adult (Evenings)
British Red Cross First Aid Training
4 hours
Multiple (219)
This First Aid training course covers practical skills and essential knowledge necessary to perform first aid on an adult, if an...
First Aid for Baby and Child (Evenings)
British Red Cross First Aid Training
4 hours
Multiple (219)
This First Aid for Baby and Child course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to administer...
Introduction to the Practical Management of Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children: Basic Level
University College London (UCL)
3 days
450 GBP
London
Introduction to the Practical Management of Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children: Basic Level A three day course for speech...
Issues in Child Protection
University of West England - UWE
12 weeks
Bristol
The Issues in Child Protection level 3 (UZVREK203) or Masters level (UZVSK820M) module will be delivered using a variety of...
New Practice Skills for Foster Carers and Children's Residential Care Workers
University of West England - UWE
12 weeks
Bristol
Are you involved in working with looking after children in residential or foster care settings? Do you want to enhance...
Paediatric First Aid
St John Ambulance
         
(1)
2 days
Multiple (172)
This Paediatric first aid course focuses specifically on the first aid knowledge and skills required by those working with infants...
Part-time Foundation degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies
The Skills Company
         
(1)
3 years
Manchester
Part time Foundation degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies 2 and half years. The Foundation Degree in Early Years...
Company-Specific / In-House
Paediatric First Aid (In-House)
St John Ambulance
2 days
England
This in house Paediatric first aid course focuses specifically on the first aid knowledge and skills required by those working...
Postgraduate Education
Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies
Walden University
Flexible
Distance
Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s M.S. in Early Childhood Studies. Deepen your understanding of child developmental...
e-learning / Online / Distance
Asperger Syndrome Awareness Level 2 Course
UK Open College Ltd
100 hours
299 GBP
Distance
Aspergers Syndrome Awareness distance learning course: This course has been developed for anyone interested in understanding Aspergers Syndrome and the...
Autism Awareness Level 2 Course
UK Open College Ltd
160 hours
299 GBP
Distance
Autism Awareness home learning course . Aimed at students looking to develop their awareness of autism when working with autistic...
Baby Sign Language Course
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
164 GBP
Distance
Youll learn just what baby sign language is and how easily it can be used to establish communication between you...
Bullying Therapy (Early Years)
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Bullying continues to be a significant problem in schools. Over the last 30 years, it has received ample media coverage...
CACHE Caring for children Level 1 Award (QCF)
UK Open College Ltd
100 hours
429 GBP
Distance
CACHE accredited “Award in Caring for Children” level 1 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to...
CACHE Childcare & Education Level 3 Award (QCF)
UK Open College Ltd
180 hours
599 GBP
Distance
CACHE accredited “Childcare & Education” level 3 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare...
CACHE Intro Caring for Children & Young People Lvl 2 Cert (QCF)
UK Open College Ltd
160 hours
499 GBP
Distance
CACHE accredited “Certificate introducing Caring for Children & Young People” level 2 course is suitable for all students looking for...
CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Open Study College
449 GBP
Distance
Unit 1: Preparing to work as a home based child carer H/506/4745, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 43 Hours; Credits 5...
Care Counselling for Children (Level 2)
eDistance Learning
90 hours
369 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 2 in Care Counselling for Children. Whether you're...
Care counselling for children Level 2 Course
UK Open College Ltd
90 hours
199 GBP
Distance
This home study course is aimed at students looking to develop their knowledge within the child and youth counselling sector....
Caring for Children (CACHE Level 1) Diploma
UK Learning College
100 hours
463 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Child Care  qualification. Whether you're looking to...
Challenging Behaviour Children and Young People (CYP)
NCC Home Learning
200 hours
188 GBP
Distance
This course will help staff to improve the lives of people who display challenging behaviour, as it is concerned with...
Challenging Behaviour Children and Young People (CYP) Course
UK Learning College
100 hours
436 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Challenging Behaviour Children and Young People (CYP) ...
Challenging Behaviour in Children and Young People Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
This course explains how parents, teachers, and others who care for children can help to make positive changes through knowledge,...
Child and Adolescent Counselling (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
200 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling. Whether...
Child Care and Autism Awareness (Level 3) Bundle
UK Learning College
360 hours
536 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in  Child Care and Autism Awareness...
Child Care and Child Psychology (Level 3) Bundle
UK Learning College
180 hours
656 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Complete Child Care and Child...
Child Care and Nursery Management Level 3
Open Study College
689 GBP
Distance
  Unit 1: Healthy Living What is a 'healthy lifestyle?' Exercise Healthy eating Activities for young children Wellbeing for children...
Child Care and Understanding Autism Level 3
Open Study College
689 GBP
Distance
  Unit 1: Healthy Living What is a 'healthy lifestyle?' Exercise Healthy eating Activities for young children Wellbeing for children...
Child Care Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(7)
200 hours
255 GBP
Distance
NCC Home Learning's Child Care Diploma course leads to a Level 3 Award accredited by ABC Awards. It has been...
Child Care Home Practitioners Level 3
Open Study College
         
(2)
349 GBP
Distance
Child Care is a very popular career choice, whether you want to work with children in a nursery, hospital, or...
Child Care (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
200 hours
299 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Child Care award. Whether you're looking to go on...
Child Care Level 3
Open Study College
349 GBP
Distance
Course Content Unit 1: Healthy Living What is a 'healthy lifestyle?' Exercise Healthy eating Activities for young children Wellbeing for...
Child Care Level 3 and Nutrition for Young Children Level 3
Open Study College
689 GBP
Distance
  Unit 1: Healthy Living What is a 'healthy lifestyle?' Exercise Healthy eating Activities for young children Wellbeing for children...
Child Care Studies (Level 4)
eDistance Learning
Flexible
2,800 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 4 Diploma in Child Care Studies . Whether...
Child Care Studies(Level 5)
eDistance Learning
Flexible
3,500 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 5 Diploma in Child Care Studies . Whether...
Child Coaching (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
120 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Child Coaching. Whether you're looking...
Child Day Care Management
Ed-Next
225 hours
776 GBP
Distance
Do you love being around children? Have you ever thought about becoming a child care worker or wondered if you...
Child Day Care Management Associate Program
Ed-Next
405 hours
2,250 GBP
Distance
Our online Child Day Care Management Associate Program can provide you with the information you need to take the first...
Child Day Care Management Expert Program
Ed-Next
585 hours
3,250 GBP
Distance
Our online Child Day Care Management Expert Program can provide you with the information to take the first step toward...
Child Day Care Specialist Program
Ed-Next
360 hours
2,000 GBP
Distance
Our online Child Day Care Specialist Program covers the basics of early education and positive guidance strategies to enhance physical,...
Child Development Associate
Ed-Next
180 hours
621 GBP
Distance
Love working with children and want to learn techniques for supporting their development? This Child Development Associate course provides practical...
Child Development (Level 3)
eDistance Learning
220 hours
365 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Child Development diploma. Whether you're looking to go on...
Child Development (Level3) Course
UK Learning College
80 hours
369 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Advanced qualification in Child Development . Whether...
Child Health, Safety and Nutrition
Ed-Next
180 hours
621 GBP
Distance
The Child Health, Safety and Nutrition class is for anyone who works in a role that touches children's lives. The...
Child Minder (CACHE Level 3) Course
UK Learning College
60 hours
369 GBP
Distance
Course Overview A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a  Child Minder  Diploma . Whether you're looking...
Child Psychology - Level 3
eDistance Learning
200 hours
299 GBP
Distance
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Child Psychology Award. Whether you're looking to go on...
Child Psychology - Level 3
UK Learning College
120 hours
499 GBP
Distance
This psychology programme prepares child care professionals for new and advanced responsibilities in their field. The Level 3 training course...
Child Psychology Course
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
It is the perfect choice for anyone who suspects they might want to pursue in a career in child psychology...
Child Psychology Course
Distance Learning Centre
         
(1)
100 hours
250 GBP
Distance
This Child Psychology Level 3 Course  is designed for anyone with an interest in expanding their knowledge of child psychology, as...
Child Psychology Dip. Level 3
UK Learning College
170 hours
436 GBP
Distance
This Child Psychology Dip. Level 3 distance course enables delegates to develop new skills quickly with the ultimate flexibility in...
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Childcare & Society

As a valued social resource, childcare services and professionals in the childcare sector help children to both develop and learn as well as enable parents and legal guardians to retain employment with the confidence that their children are being cared for in their absence. Professionals in childcare who are qualified through childcare courses are in high demand in a world with rising costs and an increasing need for parents to be making an income.

Childcare courses - what do they cover?

The main goal of stakeholders and coordinators of childcare courses is to design a curriculum that best addresses different aspects of childcare services. Throughout the programme of childcare courses, participants will learn about the best practices for child safety and health. This includes an understanding of how to establish an effective childcare environment in addition to other topics that will be of great benefit to professionals working in childcare services.

Typical childcare courses are comprised of modules that address the different aspects of a child's development cycle. These range from nutrition to psychology to a basic understanding of a child's social and emotional development, with a focus on continuously improving the social and learning environment children develop in. Most of the childcare courses offered help participants to increase their level of professionalism and competence in their field alongside assisting them to earn a living. The main objective of childcare courses is to enhance the quality of childcare by defining, evaluating and acknowledging the level of competence of childcare providers.

What study modules and specialisations are available?

A majority of childcare courses will teach participants general childcare safety guidelines in addition to ways in which they can meet the development needs of children. More specialised areas of training include illness prevention management whereby participants get to know and understand the procedures and policies needed to prevent or manage an infectious disease within a childcare setting, food and nutrition for childcare providers in charge of planning meals, health practices, safeguarding children for those working with at-risk children, and those focused on routines and environments that support social and emotional development of toddlers and infants.

Benefits of training with accredited training providers from the UK

Childcare courses can be taken by anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of how to take care of children but are typically aimed at professionals involved in pediatric care. There are many advantages of participating in accredited training with different options such as QCF qualifications. Considering the fragility of a child's psychology, health and general well-being, participants are trained on how to best address challenges within these domains. Childcare courses are presenting in different ways to meet the varying demands and requirements of participants, ranging from online learning to in-house workshops.

Are you interested in exploring more about the cognitive, mental and physical development processes in children? Take a look at this list of Child Psychology courses available here.

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