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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.5 Child Development and Well Being
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/6546/8
GLH:
60 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    We looked at our current Entry Level 3 and Level 1 offer in the Childcare sector and saw that there were a lot of units that needed indicative content added or in some cases other amendments to ensure that the Childcare qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications remained up to date and desirable for centres to offer to their learners.

    We carried out a review of a number of units that are currently in the ‘Skills for Childcare’ qualification suite. Several new units have been created and others have been updated to ensure that our qualifications are fit for purpose and support progression. We have added indicative content to existing and new units and, in some cases, have amended credit values and guided learning hours (GLH) in response to feedback from centres. For these reasons, we believe that our new ‘Childcare’ qualification suite supports the changes within the Childcare sector.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 3 credit and 3 further credits from Group M or Group O1 – Optional units - Childcare.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M worth a minimum of 3 credit.

    Communicating with Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7444
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3490
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    Working in Early Years Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/7504
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    Optional Units: Childcare

    Learners must complete 2 or more credits from Group O1 – Optional Units.

    Building Confidence Through Play

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7506
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    Effective Communication in Health and Social Care and Child Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3513
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    Engaging Children in a Group Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7507
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    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3533
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    Health and Safety in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3519
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    Person-Centred Support in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3534
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7640
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    Planning for the Physical Care Needs of Children aged 0-3 years

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/503/9299
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    Play Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7501
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    Play and Learning in the Home

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/601/0129
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    Principles and Values in Health and Social Care, Adults and Children and Young People and Child Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3535
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    Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3498
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    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7438
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    Providing a Safe and Hygienic Environment for a Young Child

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/601/0123
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    Respecting Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/504/7509
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    Responsibilities of New Parents

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/601/3456
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    Routines for a Young Child

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/601/0126
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4155
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners' understanding and knowledge in childcare and to support progression to the next level of vocational learning in childcare or related area. However it is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Entry level before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 1.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to childcare. Mandatory units include:

    • Working in Early Years Settings
    • Communicating with Children
    • Growth and Development of Young Children


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award and Certificate. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in childcare before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in childcare such as nursery assistant, nanny, babysitter, playgroup assistant or creche assistant.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Childcare, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Childcare.


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.