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Childcare Courses and Training

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. 

Open Study College offers over 350 courses ranging from childcare to event management, something for everybody!

Whether you want to improve your skills, progress in your current career, take on a new path or even gain a new hobby,Open Study College has the course for you.

Nannying and Childcare Course
1Training
10 hours
24 GBP
Distance
Overview Whether you’re looking for your first childcare job or you’ve had many years of experience, it’s always a great...
Creative Childcare Bundle
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
27 GBP
Distance
A 3 course Childcare Bundle featuring yoga for children, mindfulness meditations and skills and strategies to boost your child's confidence...
Childcare and Early Learning Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
This course explains the benefits, importance, and value of Childcare and Early Learning. The socialisation & developmental opportunities that it...
Certificate In Childcare & Nannying Training
Study365
4 hours
24 GBP
Distance
Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro, there is always more to learn about being a...
Nannying and Childcare Training
Global Edulink
5 hours
20 GBP
Distance
Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro, there is always more to learn about being a...
Mastering Childcare with Nutrition
Global Edulink
12 hours
39 GBP
Distance
Whether you are just beginning your career as a nanny, or have some experience, a formal qualification and excellent training...
Childcare & Education (qcf) - Level 3 Award Cache Course
Distance Learning Centre
         
(1)
180 hours
585 GBP
Distance
The CACHE Childcare and Education (VRQ) - Level 3 Award Course is a course designed for students who want to start...
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 Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Open Study College
 
389 GBP
Distance
Unit 1: Preparing to work as a home based child carer H/506/4745, Unit Level: 3, GLH: 43 Hours; Credits 5...
Emergency Paediatrics Training Course
Primary Care Training Centre
1 day
120 GBP
Bradford
This Emergency Paediatrics training course is a refresher course is aimed at General Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners to enhance their...
Professional Nanny Training Course
International Career Institute
31 Weeks
998 GBP
Distance
This Professional Nanny Distance Learning Course is an ideal stepping stone to entering the highly rewarding home-based childcare industry, providing...
First Time Mom
International Open Academy
50 hours
19 GBP
Distance
Becoming a Mom for the first time is arguably the most exhilarating, fulfilling, rewarding and challenging experience you'll go through....
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....
Paediatric Ventilation - A hands-on Practical Short Course
Imperial College - School of Professional Development
2 days
593 GBP
London
Completion of this inter-professional "Paediatric Ventilation" module will enable you to expand your scope of practice and critical thinking within...
Special Needs Level 3 Course
UK Open College Ltd
100 hours
199 GBP
Distance
Special Needs Level 3 , This (SEN)  special needs course is designed for people who work with children and young people...
Child Care Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(7)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
NCC Home Learning's Child Care Diploma course leads to a Level 3 Award accredited by ABC Awards. It has been...
Deaf Awareness Level 2 Course
UK Open College Ltd
100 hours
299 GBP
Distance
Deaf Awareness home learning course: This course provides students with a general intro to deafness. Developed to provide information &...
Working with Children Level 1 Course
UK Open College Ltd
90 hours
199 GBP
Distance
Working with Children Level 1, This distance learning course will assist students in gaining an understanding of working with children...
Special Needs - FASD Level 3 Course
UK Open College Ltd
140 hours
229 GBP
Distance
(FASD) Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Home Study Course. Developed & designed to raise awareness, recognition and appropriate care of children...
Special Needs - Aspergers Level 2 Course
UK Open College Ltd
100 hours
229 GBP
Distance
Aspergers Syndrome Awareness distance learning course : This course has been developed for anyone interested in understanding Aspergers Syndrome and...
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 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...
Tips for Raising Healthy Kids
Global Edulink
8 hours
39 GBP
Distance
Parents, teachers, and childcare providers – Learn what it takes to develop nurturing, carer-child relationships Child development entails the biological,...
Children & Young People'S Workforce (qcf) - Level 2 Course
Distance Learning Centre
         
(3)
300 hours
395 GBP
Distance
The Children & Young Peoples Workforce (QCF) - Level 2 Course is designed for those looking to start a career...
Nursery Management and Nutrition for Young Children Level 3
Open Study College
 
689 GBP
Distance
Unit 1: The Management of Nursery Staff Effective communication The appraisal process and logging staff records Disciplinary procedures and grievance...
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...
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 with...
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...
Nutrition For Young Children Level 3
Open Study College
 
389 GBP
Distance
Unit 1: Principles of a balanced diet Nutrients that comprise our food How our bodies use these nutrients The effect...
Safeguarding Adults and Children CPD
The Skills Network
2 hours
25 GBP
Distance
This short, auto-marked programme is ideal for your staff to develop their knowledge of key issues surrounding the safeguarding of...
Specialist Support Teaching & Learning in Schools LV 3 Dip (QCF)
UK Open College Ltd
250 hours
499 GBP
Distance
This Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools course is suitable for students aged 16+ who are...
Child Manners: The Essential Guide
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
9 GBP
Distance
This course will give you some insight, and valuable tips to teach your kids good manners and become a child...
Parenting: Challenging Behaviour In Children
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
8 GBP
Distance
Learn effective parenting strategies and provide your child with the best chance for development in this Challenging Behaviour in Children...
Neuroscience For Parents
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
30 GBP
Distance
This Neuroscience course is ideal for parents looking to fully understand how their child thinks and behaves. A Great course...
Hypnobirthing: Natural & Easy Childbirth
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
10 GBP
Distance
This hypnobirthing course will ease any stress that you might have about giving birth, through the process of hypnosis, breathing...
Parenting After Divorce Or Separation
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
14 GBP
Distance
This course is designed to provide those who are going through a divorce or who have recently separated with the...
Safeguarding Children & Young People Level 2
UK Open College Ltd
90 hours
199 GBP
Distance
Safeguarding Children & Young People Level 2, This distance learning course is aimed at students looking to gain an understanding the principles...
Special Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Teaching Assistant Level 3
UK Open College Ltd
120 hours
199 GBP
Distance
This home study Special Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Teaching Assistant course  is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of...
Pregnancy Massage Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
Not only will students learn the techniques used to provide effective treatment but they will also gain an in-depth understanding...
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
The Skills Network
9 – 12 months
2,402 GBP
Distance
This qualification prepares learners who are currently working or training within the child care sector to become Early Years Educators....
Baby Massage Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
Before diving in and applying massage techniques, you are first taken through the history of the practice, introduced to influential...
Childbirth Preparation: A Complete Guide
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
25 GBP
Distance
This Child Birth Preparation Course will teach you how to create your optimal and empowered journey through pregnancy, childbirth and...
Parenting Techniques Bundle
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
35 GBP
Distance
This essential 3 course Parenting bundle will help you to decipher the challenging world of raising children and provide you...
Play Therapy: Sandplay
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
40 GBP
Distance
This course will teach you about Sandplay, a form of play therapy which allows the client delve deep within the...
CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
Open Study College
         
(1)
 
499 GBP
Distance
Study the CACHE Level 1 Award in Child Care, from home! This course will provide you with a solid knowledge...
Postnatal Depression Awareness Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
This course discusses postnatal/postpartum depression in detail, covering all aspects, in order to provide an understanding of how it can...
Paediatric Allergy
Imperial College - School of Professional Development
2 days
395 GBP
London
This module will address the areas of allergy that require specific knowledge of paediatric processes including immune mechanisms, diagnostic techniques,...
NCFE Children & Young Peoples Workforce Level 2 Certificate
UK Open College Ltd
320 hours
299 GBP
Distance
This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s work force. It...
Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
123 GBP
Distance
The Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Course opens by laying out the landscape of mental health...
Positive Parenting Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
150 hours
106 GBP
Distance
It will teach you how to communicate in the most effective, positive way. All communication is effective. Its either negative...
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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.