This common core skills distance learning course covers the 6 common core skills & knowledge areas for the childcare workforce, which is the required training for anyone wishing to register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted childcare register (VOCR).
The Common Core Of Skills and Knowledge for Ofsted registration is a set of principles and common values for practitioners that promote equality, respect diversity, and challenge stereotypes.
Common Core describes the skills and knowledge for everyone working with children and young people, reflecting a set of common values that promotes diversity, equality, and respect. This framework helps improve outcomes for all children, especially those considered at-risk or vulnerable, or living with disabilities. A multidisciplinary approach provides a more effective and integrated service that safeguards children and young people.
The way the Common Core is planned is to ensure all home carers meet a certain level of knowledge which is recognised by OFSTED.
With our online Common Core Skills & Knowledge training, you have the benefit of completing the course in your own time, at home, on the go, day or night.
Six core modules, which include a mixture of text, audio, videos and quizzes to support all learning styles.
The Common Core set out by the Children’s Workforce Development Council reflects a set of common values for practitioners. These areas include:
Communicating with children, young people, their parents, and carers
Good communication is central to working with children, young people, families and carers. It helps build trust and encourages them to seek advice and use services. It is an essential part of establishing and maintaining relationships and is an active process that involves listening, questioning, understanding and responding. It is important to communicate with children and young people appropriately to match the stage of their development and their individual needs.
Child and young person development
This module covers the physical, intellectual, linguistic, social and emotional growth and development of babies, children and young people.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
Practitioners who work with children and young people have responsibilities to safeguard and promote their welfare. This is an important responsibility and requires careful attention. It means being able to recognize when a child or young person is not achieving their developmental potential, or when their physical or mental health is impaired. It means recognizing when a child is displaying risky or harmful behaviour or is being neglected or abused. It also means being able to identify where to source help for them and their families.
The term ‘transitions’ is used to refer to changes between services, such as moving from primary to secondary school. The term may also refer to life changes that may be common, such as experiencing puberty, or particular and personal transitions, not necessarily shared or understood by all their peers. These include family illness or the death of a close relative, divorce and the split of the family, issues related to sexuality, adoption, the process of asylum, leaving care, teenage pregnancy, disabilities, parental mental health or substance misuse, and the consequences of crime.
Multi-agency working means different services, agencies, teams of professionals and other staff working together to provide services that meet the needs of children, young people, and their parents or carers.
Training created and delivered by renowned industry specialists.
Support through our experienced team, who have extensive childcare experience.
Lifetime access to course materials.
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As soon as you have completed the booking section, you will receive a welcome email with login details so you can start the course anytime.
You are welcome to complete the online course and not complete the assessment. If you choose to do this, on successful completion of all of the multiple-choice questions you will be given a certificate of achievement (non-accredited).
No, you are welcome to complete the course in your own time. Once you are sent your login details, you then have lifetime access to the content and course materials. This is useful when working with families and also should you be inspected by Ofsted and need to revisit the course materials.
When completing the Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training course you will have the option to upgrade and complete the OCN Level 3 assessment paper. To do this you will be required to pay an additional £40. You will then be able to access the assessment paper and will be given 7 weeks to complete this assessment. The assessment paper consists of 12 key questions, based on what you have learned during the course. Each question requires you to write 200-300 words each.
Once successfully completed (and marked and assessed) you will receive a level 3 accreditation through Open College Network. Please note the accreditation is not required for Ofsted registration, however it does show employers that you have a good understanding of the topics learned.
If you are completing the common core skills and knowledge course in order to register with Ofsted, once you have successfully completed all the modules you will be able to download your certificate of completion, which is suitable for those registering on the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register. You will be able to start the CR1 Ofsted registration form ONLY if you have completed the other steps ( DBS, public liability insurance and First Aid). We provide a full OFSTED package HERE.
In order to receive the OCN accreditation in the Common Core Skills, you will need to complete the essay-based assignment. The assessment details can be accessed on the course platform. You are given 7 weeks to complete the assessment. Each question is approximately 250- 300 words each and relates to the topics covered during the course. Once completed, you will need to send the assessment back to us and your work will be marked and then assessed by Open College Network. If there are any amendments to be made, we let you know by emailing you (or scheduling a call if required) and you are given extra time to make those amendments. Once your work has been successfully verified, you will receive your qualification through Open College Network.
Before signing up for this course, you are required to have:
A good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.
In order to complete this course, candidates are required to have the following in place:
In MOST cases, childminders are required to complete the OCN Level 3 Introduction to Childcare Practice, which includes information about the key policies and procedures that childminders need to be aware of.
We recommend that if you are a Childminder and care for children in your own home, you first contact your childminding coordinator at your local authority who will be able to advise what specific courses they recommend and what support they provide.
Yes! We want to make it easy for you to digest all the information!
Each module (topic) consists of a number of lessons, and most lessons have sub-lessons. After each of the lessons, you will be required to complete short multiple-choice questions. You are required to achieve 80% in each of the lessons to pass, however, you are able to retake those tests. Therefore, if you do not pass, you keep retaking until you do!
For good reason, we specialise in childcare and take education very seriously. Our training team include professionals that help write curriculum for leading vocational bodies and are all established and respected practitioners.
We pride ourselves on delivering a standard of training that enables you to feel confident in the care that you provide to children and also when working with families.
Our trainers have extensive experience writing and delivering training. They have both consulted for awarding bodies, creating their national qualifications. This means you can feel confident you are learning from the best in the field.
“This course is set out in bite-sized modules, with a mixture of videos, text and quizzes making it easy to complete. I now not only feel more confident caring for children but feel I have plenty of ideas to support the children I care for too.”
MELISSA WATSON | Nanny
If you are looking to register with Ofsted you will also need to hold a valid Paediatric first aid course, enhanced DBS check, and public liability insurance. Through Babyem you can book individual services or book a package and save. For more information regarding registering as a nanny for Ofsted and step by step instructions on how to complete the CR1 Ofsted application form click the butotn below.
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We are so confident in the quality of our training that we know that we are providing you with the best training in the industry, supported by leading experts.
However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you join and within 14 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future. We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!
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