View Full Version : What next ...?

08-05-2008, 08:29 PM
Hi, I've completed the Diploma In Home-Based Childcare and wondered what course anyone was going to do next. I quite enjoy the learning aspect of childcare and would like to carry on but don't know what to do next.

Any suggestions?


08-05-2008, 08:46 PM
NVQ3 in childcare is good... it's a level 3 qualification...

I'm doing Open University e123 and e124 which together make level 4 - they are good too :D

11-05-2008, 05:17 PM
Hi there,

I'm also doing an Open University course - E123, and am aiming to end up with a degree in childcare (which will take me about 5 years!), but its very flexible and you can work at your own pace, as long as you're disciplined with yourself!

11-05-2008, 05:20 PM
I've only done the NVQ3 in Children's Care Learning and Development so can't advise beyond that

Your local early years dept should be able to tell you what's on offer and what you could get funding for

miffy xx

12-05-2008, 04:34 PM
You could also concentrate on short courses,like fire safety and risk assessment, food hygiene, managing behaviour classes, that sort of thing.

If you want a long-term course with a qualification, I'd defintely suggest the NVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.

I'm also doing Open U, studying E123 and 124 at the same time.