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Choosing a Career as a Child Minder Diploma

Choosing a Career as a Child Minder Diploma

[ UCLD08 ]


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This distance learning Child Psychology course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Child Psychology and the development of children.


    Course Length - 12 Months
    Award Received - UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma
    Course Code: UCLD03

A childminder’s role is many and varied and can be described in a number of ways. Gone are the days when childminders were seen as uneducated, low paid babysitters who were paid to keep an eye on the children whilst their parents spent a few hours at work. The world has changed and with it the need for good quality childcare. Parents are no longer content to pay someone to look after their child simply because they appear motherly and seem to like playing with children. Parents now, quite rightly, express a wish to find a highly qualified, organised person who has the right skills to not only nurture their child but to educate and discipline them.
This course will provide you with all the underpinning knowledge to make a decision as to whether a career as a child minder is the right one for you.


    Unit 1 Introduction
    Unit 2 The Legal Responsibilities
    Unit 3 Essential Training for the Job
    Unit 4 Getting Your Business up and Running
    Unit 5 Safety Within the home
    Unit 6 Negotiating a Contract
    Unit 7 Writing and Implementing Policies
    Unit 8 Accounts and Bookkeeping


UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma.

The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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