Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

This is a knowledge-only qualification, therefore, no placement in a real work environment is required.
You will study the following mandatory unit:
• Preparing to work as a home based childcarer

There is a choice of two optional units:

• Preparing to set up a home based childcare business or
• Exploring the role of the Nanny

We will also support your development in English and maths which are a key component of all College Programmes.


What's next?

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator). You could seek an apprenticeship in the sector or enter employment within a childcare environment.


Is it for me?

Is it your goal to set up a home based childcare business as a registered childminder or to be employed in home based childcare settings as a childminding assistant or other home child carer positions (e.g. A Nanny or au pair). This course will help you gain an understanding of the requirements of a registered childminder. It will enhance your career prospects and can lead to further training opportunities.



  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref A063A-1/2
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 500.00
  • 24+ £ 500.00
  • Overseas £ 500.00

• Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
• Work on group activities with other prospective practitioners to extend your knowledge of working as a childminder
• You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your underpinning knowledge
• Obtain a certificate in safeguarding of children

You must be over the age of 16, and you will be required to complete an initial assessment in English and maths, and achieve an appropriate level.

Through theory one to one sessions with your allocated Workplace Trainer, and the use of the OneFile e-portfolio system.

There is continuous assessment of knowledge in the form of workbooks submitted via the online portfolio.

This qualification is at Level 3 and runs over 3 months.

• Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff.
• Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
• Specialist support from a Workplace Trainer throughout the course
• Access to the resources and the facilities of Milton Keynes College


Why Choose Milton Keynes?


Strong Links with Over 3,000 Businesses


Outstanding Facilities


Affordable Study Options

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