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Diploma in Child Observations, Assessments & Planning - Level 3

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Child observation, assessment and planning is a process suggested by Equal years in the year 2013, which involves a cycle of three steps such as planning, observing and assessing which has to be followed by practitioners. Through following this process, the practitioners can gain an understanding of the different learning and development needs of the children. A proper planning, observation and assessment of a child’s development is also important in order to identify the special needs, individual needs, individual abilities and interests in children.

It is important to be well educated and trained on this observation, assessment and planning process in order to kick start your career in the childcare or child education field. This diploma will also help you to demand for a promotion or salary increment from your organization if you already have an employment in the childcare or child education field. You can progress on to become teachers, teacher assistants, childcare workers or you can also successfully start up a childcare or education institute with this diploma. If you are a parent, this diploma will be beneficial to understand the learning and development needs of your child and to provide the necessary support accordingly.

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As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to observe a child and the need for child observation.
  • Understand how to assess the careers of parents and the ethical, cultural and linguistic background of the children.
  • Gain an insight into the different types of child observation techniques.
  • Gain an understanding of the planning process, how to work on the planning cycle and the activities of the planning cycle.
  • Learn in-depth about curriculum plans and the impact of it in children.
  • Understand about summative assessment and third party assistance.

Access duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The content will be accessible to you 24/7. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this course aimed at?

This diploma can benefit anyone who is interested in learning about child observation, assessments and planning. However, this diploma will mainly benefit parents, job seekers looking for a job in childcare or child education field and to employees in the childcare of child education field.

Entry requirements

  • You must be 16 years of age or more
  • You should have a basic understanding of numeracy, English language and ICT

Method of assessment

  • At the end of the Diploma in Child Observations, Assessments and Planning – Level 3 program learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.
  • Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a free e-certificate, and only need to pay £19 for your printed certificate.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the Diploma in Child Observations, Assessments and Planning – Level 3 professional qualification.

Awarding body

The certificate will be awarded by CPD and iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Progression and career path

On the successful completion of this diploma in child observations, assessments and planning, you will be qualified for various job positions in the childcare and child education field. If you are already an employee in childcare and child education, you can use this diploma to demand for a job promotion or salary increment from your organization. Few of the job positions you can get with this diploma, along with the average UK salary per annum according to is given below,

  • Primary school teacher – £24,961 per annum
  • Teacher assistant – £12,512 per annum
  • Early childhood educator – £17,197 per annum
  • Childcare worker – £14,291 per annum

Other benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest experts with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and revise all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime 
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to the course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 15
1: How To Observe A Child
How to Observe a Child
2: Assessing The Career Of Parents
Assessing the career of parents
3: Assessing The Ethical, Cultural, And Linguistic Background
Assessing the Ethical, Cultural, and Linguistic background
4: Child Observation Techniques (part I)
Child Observation Techniques (Part I)
5: Child Observation Techniques (part Ii)
Child Observation Techniques (Part II)
6: The Planning Process
The Planning Process
7: Working On The Planning Cycle
Working on the Planning Cycle
8: Key Activities In The Planning Cycle
Key activities in the Planning Cycle
9: In & Out About Curriculum Plans (part I)
In & Out about Curriculum Plans (Part I)
10: In & Out About Curriculum Plans (part Ii)
In & Out about Curriculum Plans (Part II)
11: In And Out About Summative Assessments
In and Out about Summative Assessments
12: Third Party Assistance
Third Party Assistance
13: Summary Outline
Summary Outline
Mock Exam
Mock Exam : Diploma in Child Observations, Assessments & Planning – Level 3
Final Exam
Exam : Diploma in Child Observations, Assessments & Planning – Level 3
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