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Entry Level 3 Certificate in Childcare

Course Duration

167 Guided Learning Hours

Tuition Fees

This course is free and accessible to anyone who matches the entry requirements.

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About this course

The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners' understanding and knowledge in childcare and to support progression to the next level of vocational learning in childcare or related area.

What will I study?

Mandatory modules include:

  • Communicating with children

  • Growth and development of younger children

  • Working in early years settings

Optional modules include:

  • Child-minding

  • Craft activities

  • Community development

Why study here?

We don’t just develop the knowledge and skills; we go above and beyond to develop interpersonal skills that help you develop your career. Not just filling out a workbook, taking away the foundations of a great career. Practical vocational experience. Linked to businesses in your community – linked to employment opportunities

Entry requirements

A desire to work within the childcare industry in the future is important.

Course duration

167 Guided Learning Hours

What courses can I progress to?

Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Childcare, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Childcare.

Tuition fees

This course is free and accessible to anyone who matches the entry requirements.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please contact us at

Please note

We make every effort to ensure the information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023-24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

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