Child Care & Teaching Assistant Diploma - Level 3

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Course Code : PI602
Format : Paper
Accreditation : ABC Awards
Suggested Duration : 400 Hours
Level : 3

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Course Description

Child Care and Teaching Assistant Diploma - Level 3 ABC Awards

Our Level 3 Child Care Diploma course will lead to a nationally-recognised certificate awarded by ABC. It has been created to allow students to develop and strengthen their knowledge and understanding in this area. You will gain an understanding of home-based childcare practices.

There are a range of subject areas that will be covered within the Child Care Diploma course including: The introduction to childcare practice, childcare and child development (0-16), the child care specialist as well as planning to meet children’s personal needs and requirements. 

The Child Care Diploma programme will assist learners in developing their learning knowledge and skills in order to meet the basic training requirements, as part of the child minder application, to be a registered child minder and undertake professional development.

The Teaching Assistant Diploma has been created to allow individuals working or wishing to work in the role of a ‘teaching assistant‘, to obtain a level of understanding that will help them to effectively fulfil this role.

This diploma will cover several modules, all of which will be linked to a particular aspect that is vital and relevant when it comes to the teaching assistant role. The Teaching Assistant Diploma has been created to allow individuals who work or would like to work in the position of ‘teaching assistant’, to gain and develop a level of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to fulfil the role effectively. 

The Teaching Assistant Diploma covers seven modules, all of which link to a specific part that is vital and relevant to the teaching assistant role.

Each unit will include both descriptive text and also a range of questions that have been created to test your knowledge and also help you to demonstrate your understanding of the learning materials within this field. 

The starting salary for a Teaching Assistant role is approximately £11,000 to £16,000. A Higher Level Teaching Assistant could earn up to £18,000 per year.  A fully qualified FE Teacher can earn approximately between £22,000 and £33,000 per year. 


No Previous Knowledge Required

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience required to enrol onto this course. 


Course Modules

Child Care

  • Unit 1: The key features of child development and developmental needs of children 0-8 years inclusive of individual and special needs

  • Unit 2: Providing for children’s physical needs inclusive of health and safety

  • Unit 3: Learning through play for child development

  • Unit 4: Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children

  • Unit 5: Legal responsibilities of the child minder and responsibilities for working together

Teaching Assistant

Mandatory units:

  • Module 1: Provide Support for Learning Activities

  • Module 2: Support Children’s Development

  • Module 3: Help to Keep Children Safe

  • Module 4: Contribute to Positive Relationships

  • Module 5: Provide Effective Support for your Colleagues

Optional units (choose 2)

  • Module 6: Use Information and Communication Technology to Support Pupil’s Learning

  • Module 7: Support a Child with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs

  • Module 8: Support Children and Young People’s Play

  • Module 9: Provide Displays



12 Months Tutor Support

Students will receive a study guide and a course manual on enrolment. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have throughout the completion of your course. Your tutor will review, mark and provide feedback for your work. 



Students will be required to complete a number of assignments in order to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Teaching Assistant.


Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

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.



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