Course at a glance


The Childcare Diploma Bundle combines the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare along with the Accredited Level 5 Diploma in Childcare Studies.

The combination of the two courses will provide the learner with a solid foundation understanding on the practices and principles of Childcare and then allow them to build on this knowledge with looking more in-depth at Childcare Studies as a whole.

Courses included in the Diploma Bundle:

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Accredited Level 5 Diploma in Childcare Studies


Diploma Bundle Entry Requirements

Although the requirement for studying an Accredited Level 5 Diploma is a Level 3 Diploma or equivalent qualification (A-Level, Highschool Diploma or International Baccalaureate), our specially designed Diploma Bundle programmes allow students to enrol on their chosen Accredited Level 5 qualification, but study the needed Level 3 Diploma beforehand.

In order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literacy and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE. Please note that full tutor support is still provided throughout your course duration.

All students must be 16 years of age or above.

Diploma Bundle Course Duration

Upto 3 years.

Study Hours Required

Approximately 1000 hours spread over the two courses.

Assessment Information

The Level 3 Diploma course is assessment based, with a final one hour online examination required to attain the pass mark for the Diploma.

The Accredited Level 5 Diploma course is purely assessment based, with a total of 16 compulsory assessments required to successfully gain the qualification.

You are free to complete the Diploma programmes whenever you wish, they are not tied to examination periods. However, you have a maximum of 3 years to complete both courses.


Our Diploma programmes are eligible for Academic Credits, making them a great choice for students aiming to progress to University. Academic Credits are only gained with the successful completion of the Accredited Level 5 Diploma course.

Accredited Level 5 Diplomas are equivalent to Foundation Degree qualifications and can be used to gain entry into the second or third year of a Degree course in order to convert the qualification to a full Bachelor’s Degree.