Our popular Diploma in Child Care & Development course is one of our finest, and offers excellent value for money. Organised into separate, digestible modules, the course aims to provide you with everything you need to know in order to accomplish your professional goals.

The Diploma in Child Care & Development designed and delivered by industry experts to be a complete course in childcare. You will learn about the basics of providing childcare, your legal requirements and potential health and safety issues. With that solid foundation, you move onto specific guidelines for safe food preparation, psychological theories of child cognitive development, methods of supporting and discipline children and so much more. 

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

Once the course has been completed and the assessment has been passed, all students are entitled to receive an endorsed certificate. This will provide proof that you have completed your training objectives, and each endorsed certificate can be ordered and delivered to your address for only £79. Please note that overseas students may be charged an additional £10 for postage.

CPD Certification from Janets

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99 and PDF Certificate at £4.99.


This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To successfully complete the course, students will have to take an automated multiple-choice exam. This exam will be online and you will need to score 60% or above to pass the course. After successfully passing the exam, you will be able to apply for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificate of achievement.
To verify your enhanced skills in the subject, we recommend that you also complete the assignment questions. These can be completed at any time which is convenient for yourself and will be assessed by our in-house specialised tutors. Full feedback will then be given on your current performance, along with any further advice or support. 

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills attesting to your knowledge.

The Diploma in Child Care & Development is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

Training offered by the Diploma in Child Care & Development could potentially benefit a range of roles, but would particularly enhance careers in

  • Child Care
  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Support Work
  • Classroom Support
  • Nurseries
  • Other professional care roles

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Understanding Child Development
Understanding Child Development 00:23:00
Module 2: Caring for Children
Care for Children 00:25:00
Module 3: Healthy Food, Healthy living
Healthy Food, Healthy Living 00:20:00
Module 4: Keeping Children Healthy & Safe
Keeping Children Healthy and Safe 00:32:00
Module 5: Child Protection
Child Protection 00:23:00
Module 6: Play, Imagination and Creativity
Play, Imagination and Creativity 00:25:00
Module 7: Early Years Provision
Early Years Provision 00:20:00
Module 8: Children with Special Needs
Children with Special Needs 00:39:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Diploma in Child Care & Development 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Diploma in Child Care & Development 00:20:00
Assignment – Diploma in Child Care & Development Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Naomi Power


    Highly recommended for child-care professionals.

  2. Kiera Smart


    Well laid out content and easy to follow. This was my first course with Janets and I’m more than satisfied! XXX

  3. Francesca Martin


    Amazing course! Being a professional in this field for 5 years I can tell what skills you need to become a good child-care specialist and this course contains very informative contents. If you are a beginner I would suggest you to take level 1 course first. This one is for mid-level practitioners and those who have completed level 1 earlier.

  4. Laura McDonald


    This CPD certified course was an exact match to my needs. Awesome content and nice professional certification! Thanks Janets!

  5. Edward Dixon


    The course includes lots of examples, images and videos that helped me understand the concepts and I really liked it.