Child Minding Studies Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £245.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course.
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.childmindingstudies which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245 UK.

Course Description

Please note: This course does not officially qualify or legally register you as a childminder. This course provides you with a sound base knowledge and understanding on what you need to do to become an official registered childminder applicable to the UK only. For more details on UK legislation please see our other course on ‘How to start up a childminding business’. This course is a course in the ‘Studies of Childminding’ only.

You don’t need to be qualified in childcare or trained as a nanny to undertake this course. Anyone is welcome to enrol with and without any background training or qualifications.

This course is open to the complete beginner.

This course is specifically directed to those who wish to look after childrens play and training either as a nanny or a child minder. This course will teach you how to become an excellent childminder if that is your vocation.

User-friendly and easy to read throughout and includes ample advice and techniques in helping you to become the best childminder you could possibly be. This study subject will certainly be a sound and solid starting point.

This course teaches you how to do it – become a childminder.

Childminding can only be done at one level and that level must be first-class and nothing less than first-class. Upon completion of this study programme you will gain the necessary information and knowledge on how to achieve that high grade and quality.

Includes extensive information on the all important registration and legislation requirements to help you to become the best you can possibly be. This course contains it all.

Physical Needs

Learning Through Play

Child Development

Promoting positive working relationships

Child Protection Issues and Abuse

Behaviour Management

Legal responsibilities


If you are considering becoming a childminder this subject will certainly help you make that decision to decide to enter into the world of childcare with the best possible starting information you will need.

Includes an attention to detail range of topics throughout. Many areas of childminding and the psychology are explored for both emotional and physical needs.

This course is also suitable for any individual who comes into any form of contact with children irrespective of the type of profession they are in.

Ideally suited to carers, parents, nannies, babysitters, counsellors and therapists alike.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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