View Full Version : L3 home-based childcare or CCLD?

06-02-2010, 12:20 PM
Hi Everyone just after some advice really, I am thinking of completeing the Level 3 in home based childcare. I am wanting to know if I complete this course can I become accredited and claim the the 3 year old funding?
Not really sure how it all works.
Would it be better to complete the CCLD?


06-02-2010, 12:32 PM
ifyou do the homebased one your cant take it eslewhere you cant apply for a job as a level 3. but if you do ccld 3 you can use it in other settings iyswim, but both count for accreditation

06-02-2010, 06:52 PM
Both are level 3 courses and are valid for accreditation. The homebased childcare is purely to do with childminding whereas the CCLD covers children from birth to 15 in a variety of settings.

I have the old Cache level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice and was able to use it to apply for & get a job in a family centre as a playworker when I moved - however they would have prefered the NVQ but they liked me :D . I am doing the CCLD now although I am back childminding as it covers more recent developments and if I change my mind it is more portable:) .