Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare Qualification (HBCA) CACHE Level 3

Start your childminding or nanny career today

3 months free gold membership included in the course fee

The Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare Qualification (HBCA) is a CACHE-accredited and Ofsted-recognised level 3 award that covers everything you need to become a home-based childcarer, registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny.

This qualification also supports existing childcare professionals in improving their expertise.

Whilst you study, you'll receive 3 months free gold membership worth £77.97, or if you are already a gold member, you'll qualify for a significant discount on the course fee, paying just £239.

Who can apply?

Anyone over the age of 16 years old.

Who is it suitable for?

Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare is a Level 3 Award. If you want to work in a home-based childcare setting as a registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny, it's the perfect course for you.

Is this qualification taken online or in-person?

The course is taken online. You will have access to live webinars and recordings. The webinars cover all the learning you need to gain to complete the course, and you can access the webinars as many times as you wish during your course duration. Additionally, you will be provided with an e-portfolio with interactive resources to expand your knowledge and where you upload your assignments / evidence.

How long does the qualification take to complete?

The course can be completed within 8-12 weeks, depending on the time a learner is able to dedicate.

What types of jobs can I apply for upon completion?

Upon completion of this qualification, you could start looking at a range of opportunities such as working as a registered childminder, childminding assistant, nanny or other childcare related role.

Who delivers the course?

The course is delivered by our partners, Impact Futures, who provide dedicated tutors and assessors for learners.

How much does the course cost?

The course fee is £294 including VAT including 3 months free gold membership worth £74.97.

If you are already a gold member then we offer a discounted course fee of £239 including VAT which does not include 3 months gold membership.

Find out more

You can download the HBCA course brochure to find out more about the course content and other frequently asked questions.

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