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Level 3 Diploma in Child Care

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Become an accomplished, knowledgeable child care professional with this comprehensive distance learning course. Through online course materials such as video lessons and PDF handouts, you will learn key competencies and specialist knowledge including safe food preparation and handling, the development of cognitive and fine motor skills, social behaviour training and childproofing your home.


This course is ideal for anyone interested in a career as a pharmacy assistant or technician, or broader roles in medicine and healthcare. You will gain an in-depth understanding of key pharmacy technician skills including stock maintenance, serving customers, and checking prescribed medicines. Our video lectures and PDF handouts are designed and delivered by industry experts, meaning the techniques and knowledge you learn are immediately applicable to a professional context.

Benefits of studying the Level 3 Diploma in Child Care with Victoria Education include

  • Easy-to-understand course materials designed by industry experts, accessible through your smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet device
  • No hidden fees or costs — study a professional course and earn a professional e-certificate upon successful completion
  • Get instant feedback from automated assessments and mock exams to gauge your progress
  • No formal deadlines or teaching schedule, meaning you can learn at your own pace
  • 24/7 help and support from your online tutors, through email and via our live online chat
  • Qualify for an NUS Extra card and gain access to over 200 fantastic deals from high street brands and one free year of ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts

How is this qualification is delivered?

Our courses are taught entirely online, meaning you can access the materials wherever, whenever, at a pace that suits you, without formal deadlines or teaching schedules.

The courses are delivered through

  • Video lessons
  • PDF handouts
  • Mock exams
  • Online assessment

These can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. Our e-learning platform is optimised for use on mobile, tablet, laptops and desktop computers.

Mandatory units

The Level 3 Diploma in Child Care consists of eight mandatory modules, covering

  • Childcare basics
  • Changing nappies
  • Recognising symptoms of illness
  • Child development theories
  • The three modes of social behaviour management
  • Teaching public safety rules
  • Avoiding dangers including choking hazards
  • And more…


The assessment at the end of each course is a multiple-choice exam taken through our online platform. The system is fully automated so you will receive your results instantly upon completion.


Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification. You can order a PDF Certificate for £12.

Who is this course for?

Our Level 3 Diploma in Child Care is aimed at anyone wishing to start working in such roles, or existing professionals wishing to boost their skills and employability.

Our courses are open to learners of all levels with no formal experience or qualifications required to enrol. However, learners should be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English language, numeracy and IT.

Career path

Studying this would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles in

  • Childcare
  • Au pair
  • Nurseries
  • Education
  • Other early years and childcare roles

Course Curriculum

Essential Guidlines for a Carer
Basic health and safety 00:30:00
Staying safe out and about 00:15:00
Identifying hazardous plants 00:15:00
Safe food preparation 00:30:00
Hygienic nappy changing protocol 00:30:00
Signs of common illnesses 00:30:00
Providing Child Care
Introduction to childcare 00:30:00
Legal requirements for childcare professionals 01:00:00
Understanding health and safety issues 00:30:00
Standard daycare equipment 00:30:00
Essentials on Child Psychology
Introduction 00:15:00
Childhood as a social and cultural concept 00:15:00
Psychological theories of child development 01:00:00
Nature vs nurture 00:15:00
Theories of cognitive development 00:30:00
Stages of physical development 00:15:00
The importance of positive social and emotional skills 00:15:00
Bowlby’s theory of attachment 00:15:00
Developing confidence and good self-esteem 00:15:00
Biological, social and cultural gender differences 00:30:00
Defining learning disabilities 01:00:00
Managing common behavioural disorders 00:30:00
The role of school psychologists 00:15:00
The five phases of grief 00:30:00
How nutrition affects child development 00:30:00
Emerging adulthood 00:30:00
Development of a Child
Common milestones 01:00:00
Initial motor development 01:00:00
Development of fine motor skills 00:30:00
Emerging cognitive abilities 00:30:00
The beginnings of speech 00:30:00
Gaining social skills 01:00:00
Identifying delays in child development 00:30:00
Essentials on Child Empowerment
Positive and negative forms of reinforcement 00:30:00
The security of unconditional love 00:30:00
Creating structures and rules 01:00:00
Making time for your children 00:30:00
Practice what you preach 00:30:00
Effective communication with your child 00:30:00
How to talk to children 01:00:00
The importance of nurturing your child 00:30:00
Essentials on Household Safety
Electricity safety 00:30:00
Identifying fall hazards 00:30:00
Safely storing poisonous substances 00:30:00
Avoiding choking hazards 00:30:00
Establishing emergency contacts 00:15:00
The importance of childproofing your home 00:30:00
Maintaining Safety of Children
Teaching your child not to talk to strangers 01:00:00
Keeping your child safe on public transport 01:00:00
Tips for staying safe on the playground 00:15:00
Maintaining hygiene standards in public 00:30:00
Protecting your child online 00:30:00
Child safety tools 01:00:00
Why teach your child to stay safe in public 00:15:00
Managing Social Behaviour of Children
Gentle measures of discipline 01:00:00
Establishing your authority 01:00:00
Maintaing obedience 01:00:00
The nature and design of punishment 01:00:00
Rewarding good behaviour 01:00:00
Responsibility of the parent 01:00:00
Understanding methods of child behaviour training 01:00:00
Case study: Della and her dolls 01:00:00
The power of sympathy 01:00:00
Securing confidence in your child 01:00:00
Reinforcing positive habits 01:00:00
Typical parenting pitfalls 01:00:00
The persistence of force 01:00:00
Encouraging imaginative play 01:00:00
Making a clear distinction between truth and lies 01:00:00
Progress of mental development 01:00:00
The right way of dealing with requests 01:00:00
Answering common questions 01:00:00
When to begin giving your child an allowance 01:00:00
The case against corporal punishment 01:00:00
Establishing a good relationship with your child 01:00:00
Introducing your child to religion 01:00:00
Recommended Reading
Recommended reading: Supporting Child Development 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Level 3 Diploma in Child Care 00:30:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Level 3 Diploma in Child Care 00:30:00
  • £249.00 £39.00
  • 1 year
  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Number of Units77
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 2 days, 4 hours



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