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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 professional 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


Endorsed Certification from ABC Awards

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.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Janets has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 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 by Janets to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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 a certificate endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards as proof of your qualification. This ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality License Scheme is a highly respected brand name with worldwide recognition in the education sector.

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 and a professional qualification 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.