Child Development (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Child Development diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Child Development is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Child Development course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This fully accredited Level 3 Diploma Course in Child Development is designed for people with an interest in the Psychology and Sociology of the early years and would like to increase their knowledge or gain knowledge in this important field.
The Level 3 Course has both a practical and an applied component and delivers a wide syllabus of topics to provide the student with an introduction to the width and breadth of the subject area. The course will be of great benefit to those who are currently working with children or are wishing to learn more about children. Issues that impact upon raising children and the early years of development will be studied.
For those interested in pursuing a career in Social Care will find this course will provide essential background for the subject area and other child related discipline. There are eleven modules to this course designed to encourage student led research. Students will then complete an online examination at the end of the course to receive their final grade.
Highlight of the course
The course includes the following features:
- Stages of pregnancy and birth
- Early Years of development
- The development of self
- The social world of the child
- Emotional development
- Problems arising from development
- The Family
- The social construction of childhood
- Physical development
- Theoretical approaches to the development of childhood
- The Psychological approach (including the main Psychological theorists; including Freud, Piaget, Darwin, Vygotsky)
- Processes of accommodation, assimilation and equilibrium
- The influences of Peers
- Making friends and social networks
Your Child Development (Level 3) Course:
The course delivers a wide range of topics to provide students with an introduction to this subject. The course will be of great benefit to those who work with children or wish to learn more about children. Issues that impact upon raising children and the early years of development will be explored.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Child Development (Level 3) course is: 220 Hours
The Level 3 Child Development course is divided into eleven comprehensive modules:
- Module 1 - Defining Childhood
- Module 2 - Pregnancy and Family Life
- Module 3 - The Developing Baby
- Module 4 - Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Childhood
- Module 5 - Emotional Development
- Module 6 - Day Care
- Module 7 - The Developing Self
- Module 8 - The Social Development of Children
- Module 9 - The Development of Play
- Module 10 - Development in Adolescence
- Module 11 - Developmental Problems
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Child Development and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Child Development course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 in Child Development Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Child Development Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Nursery managers, also known as nursery officers, are responsible for the day-to-day running and financial management of a nursery. They manage staff and oversee the childcare and education activities provided in their nursery. They aim to give the children who attend the best possible start in life. As a nursery manager, you could provide day-care to children (aged three months to five years) with a range of social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. Your duties would include: creating a caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play, running the nursery in line with environmental, health and safety and fire regulations, supervising the planning of activities to meet the needs of children, working closely with parents, providing a high standard of customer service including regular parents' evenings, making sure equipment, such as furniture and toys, are in a good state of repair and suitable for children. Your business responsibilities as a manager would also include: recruiting staff who are suitable to work with children, which includes applying for Criminal Records Bureau clearance, training, supporting and leading a team (including room leaders and assistants), to achieve and maintain high standards, conducting regular staff assessments, recognising training needs and developing teamwork, managing a budget and making sure the nursery is profitable, arranging marketing and publicity events, administrative tasks, such as providing an area manager with weekly or monthly reports and maintaining staff and child records.
Find out more about the Job Role for Nursery Manager .
Other possible career options include:
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Level 3 Child Development home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.
Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?
You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.
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How is this course structured?
The Level 3 Child Development course is divided into eleven comprehensive modules:
Module 1 - Defining Childhood
In the first module students will look at definitions of childhood throughout the ages, providing a useful background for the whole course and will encourage students to consider the impact of society upon the developing child.
Module 2 - Pregnancy and Family Life
This Module will look at family patterns and the wider social network that surrounds the child. Students will examine the impact that having a baby will have upon relationships with others. Much emphasis will be placed upon changing patterns of family life and issues such as Religion, Family Income and Industrialisation.
Module 3 - The Developing Baby
Students will examine foetal development from conception to the birth in this module. Issues connected with the post birt period will be examined and essential practical aspects of preparation stages for the arrival of the baby will be discussed.
Module 4 - Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Childhood
This module will focus on the work of Charles Darwin, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky. These main theoretical approaches will all be considered and studied, together with an assessment of the practical contribution their writings have actually made to the raising of children in the present day.
Module 5 - Emotional Development
The importance of the emotional development will be discussed together with a presentation of the writings of Sigmund Freud and John Bowlby. The implications of the work of both men will be discussed in relation to modern day parenting and day care.
Module 6 - Day Care
With the effects of the changing family, many parents are finding day care is essential in order to allow parents to pursue their careers. It is an progressively more important part of parenting and the reactions of children to day care will be examined in this module. The problems of assessing day care and the implications of flawed research in this area will be discussed. The importance of good quality care will be emphasised and students will be encouraged to identify those aspects of care that they feel are beneficial and important to both the physical, intellectual and social development of children in the early years.
Module 7 - The Developing Self
In this module students will look at the development of the self concept will be discussed. Students will be able to identify the important aspects of development of the self concept in the early years and will also be able to identify the 'risk' factors that can impact upon healthy self development.
Module 8 - The Social Development of Children
Children’s peers can largely influence the development of a child suggesting children do not grow up in isolation. All children are likely to be involved in the school system. The importance of getting on with others in a school setting and the impact (both positive and negative) of peer relationships in childhood will be discussed. Issues such as bullying will be presented in this module and students will be encouraged to think about strategies that can be developed to foster positive school interaction.
Module 9 - The Development of Play
The importance of play to the developing child will be discussed, together with parental issues in relation to play. The different types and functions of play throughout the life cycle will be described. Issues such as play and socio-economic class and gender differences will be presented so that students may be better informed about the impact of play on all aspects of development.
Module 10 - Development in Adolescence
The adolescence period is a time of transition and great changes in the life of the child will be visible. Adolescence is often identified as a negative period in the life of the child but it is the aim of this section of the Course to examine both the physical and emotional changes of adolescence and to emphasis not only the negative impact of adolescence but also the positive impact that adolescence can have in the life cycle.
Module 11 - Developmental Problems
Students will be introduced to some of the developmental problems associated with the early years. Some of the people who can assist with these problems will be identified along with guidance on training for the major professions involved in child development.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Child Development home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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