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Nursery Nurse Diploma

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Childcare is possibly one of the most fulfilling careers. If you enjoy working with children, helping them to develop and learn, this Nursery Nurse Diploma is the right course for you.

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Level 3 / Quality Licence Scheme / PI903

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Course introduction

Eligible for an NUS TOTUM Student card with this course.

Working with children means you must have common sense as well as understanding the need for professionalism and good practice in everything that you do.

This level 3 Nursery Nurse course enables you to strengthen and develop both your knowledge and understanding of current childcare practice.

Completing nursery nurse courses from home allows you the time to work through the five modules at your own pace and in your own time. The modules concentrate of several key areas that will improve your practice;

  • Child development – the course covers child development from 0 to 8 years of age. The module looks at both individual developmental needs and those of special needs children too.
  • Health and safety – there is always a balance between allowing children to explore and satisfy their physical needs, but keeping them safe. This module examines this balance and your role in it.
  • Learning through play – play is a key developmental aid for children. Encouraging children to play different games appropriate to their age is an important aspect of being a nursery nurse.
  • Safeguarding – the role of nursery workers and early years' educators in recognising signs of abuse and neglect is key in getting the help that a child needs. As a practitioner, you will also be expected to act in a way that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of a child.
  • Legal responsibilities – there are many responsibilities when it comes to looking after children. No Diploma in Nursery Nursing would be complete without examining these legal responsibilities.

Why study Nursery Nurses courses from home?

Distance learning, also known as home study, is perfect for many people. With busy lives, finding the time to study can be difficult. By studying a nursery nurse course from home, you have the flexibility to study at your own pace and in your own time. You can also choose the format of your course by opting for either a paper copy or by accessing course materials online via our website.

Many students on completing nursery nurse courses online with NCC go on to complete qualifications in childcare. You may want to examine the role of speech and language in a child’s development, for example, or look at a range of special needs education courses. Further qualifications can help your career progress, as well as being a great way to open doors to a new career.

Required knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Nursery Nursing and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


The Quality Licence Scheme course is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at QLS Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. 

The Skills and Education Group’s knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market. 

This course is structured to be knowledge-focused and doesn't require a placement setting. However, it does offer a means to demonstrate knowledge, which can be beneficial if you're aiming to enter the industry professionally. For those seeking a recognised and comprehensive qualification that impacts the staff-to-child ratio, consider the Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Level 3 RQF. Alternatively, if you currently lack a work placement, our CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education RQF allows you to pursue a knowledge-based regulated qualification. The completed units from this award can later be applied towards achieving the Diploma level once a work placement is secured to fulfill the practical requirements.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Course modules

Module 1: The Key Features of Child Development and Developmental Needs of Children 0-8 Years, Inclusive of Individual and Special Needs
Module 2: Providing for Children’s Physical Needs, Inclusive of Health and Safety
Module 3: Learning through Play for Child Development
Module 4: Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children
Module 5: Legal Responsibilities of the Nursery Nurse and Responsibilities for Working Together

Learner support

You will receive the course manual and assignments plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support for one year is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


What does NCC stand for?

NCC originally stood for the National Consortium of FE (Further Education) Colleges. This brought together the FE Colleges to achieve the best provision. Regular national meetings were attended by both Colleges and Government agencies who funded them. This was very helpful to them both to best deliver training to their students.

For more than 25 years NCC has supplied FE Colleges with learning materials as well as student marketing.

NCC now specialise in online training of a very high quality to students both self-funded, paid for by schools, employers and training providers.

What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and you can study anytime, anyplace, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a job, family commitments, or any other commitment that won’t allow them time off to study.

What is the difference between the online and paper versions of courses?

Both our online and paper courses are completed via an online learning portal (LMS) which you can access after you receive your login details by email. Please ensure that you check your junk email if you do not receive your login details within 48 hours.

All learners will submit their assignments, receive feedback and correspond with their tutor directly through the LMS. If you require help from our support team, then simply email [email protected].

If you opt for the online course, you will not receive any course materials through the post. Everything is available via the LMS.

If you opt for the paper version, you are simply paying for a study book to be printed and posted to your home, or place of work. You will use this book as a reference guide, but you will still be required to upload your assignments and correspond with your tutor via the LMS.

If you are unable to access our online LMS, we do have alternative options available, so please email [email protected] in order to request further support.

What do I need to do to get started?

We recommend that you choose a course that will interest you and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, contact us here or dial 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.

How much will it cost?

The cost largely depends on the type and size of the course. The course cost is determined by the expenses associated with its provision, taking into consideration the course's size and complexity, development costs, the presence of a study materials, and the level of tutor support required. Some courses also necessitate additional in-person assessments by assessors, which incur additional expenses and consequently affect the course's cost.

All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.

Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course require an external invigilated assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.

How do I enrol?

Once you've chosen your course, you have two options for enrolment:

  1. You can purchase the course online by clicking the "Buy now" button, which will enrol you automatically.
  2. Alternatively, you can call our helpline at 0333 3445 690, and our expert course advisors will assist you in signing up for the course and arrange for the delivery of any requested additional learning materials to your address.

All courses are available to purchase in full or via affordable monthly payments over 12 months. A £29 non-refundable deposit is required for monthly payments, and you will be required to set up a monthly direct debit.

We do not require you to complete a credit check to sign up for monthly payments.

How quickly will I receive my course materials?

We guarantee that you will receive any course materials ordered within 5 working days of registering, but for many of our courses it may take no more than 48 hours.

The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study book within our stated period.

Do I need any additional books or equipment to do my course?

All the relevant information required to complete your course is available via the LMS. Additional research via the internet is encouraged, depending on the level you are working at, to bolster knowledge of the subject area.

There is no requirement to purchase any additional materials.

What support will I receive?

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor whom you can contact through the Learning Management System (LMS) for assistance and guidance on any course-related matters. Your tutor will only initiate contact in response to your messages. If you encounter any difficulties reaching your tutor, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]

Many courses require you to submit work to your tutor during the period of study, and your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback to you within 10 working days. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please note that the course includes tutor support for a duration of 12 months. If you require additional time, please inform us, and we will make every effort to provide you with an option for a paid extension, if feasible, to assist you in completing your course.

Please be aware that our tutors are actively assisting multiple learners, and to ensure they are not inundated with excessive workloads, we have implemented a policy limiting learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time. We recommend that you upload your completed units as you finish them. This way, you can benefit from your tutor's feedback to enhance your future assignment submissions.

How long will it take for my work to be marked by my tutor?

Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 10 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.

Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.

Kindly note that our tutors are currently supporting multiple learners simultaneously. In order to maintain a balanced workload for them, we have established a policy that restricts learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time.

How long should it take to complete a course?

Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course. Your end of support date is when you need to have your course copmpleted by in order to be able to be certificated, this is usually 12 months from purchase.

The duration of the course is largely down to you. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.

We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.

Will I have to sit an examination?

All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.

Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.

Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.

If in doubt, please email [email protected], NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.

Will I receive a qualification when I complete the course?

All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are:

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows, but we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.

The good news is that if your circumstances change you can always take a limited break and come back to your studies to save your paid for support.

If you decide to enrol on more than one course at the same time, speak to our enquiries team for any bundle deals or offers.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Certainly, in most instances, there are no geographical constraints on where you can undertake your studies. However, it's important to note that specific courses may be subject to geographical limitations imposed by the Awarding Organisation, and these restrictions will be clearly stated in the course description.

You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.

Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you may return the materials within 14 days, provided you have not yet submitted any coursework for evaluation. Please note that you will be responsible for covering the return shipping costs. We will refund your payment, minus a non-refundable deposit of £29. Additionally, you have the option to select an alternative course that better matches your goals and aspirations.

For any help on cancelling your course please email [email protected], we will only deal with cancellation enquiries via email.

What is a Totum Card?

Totum is the new brand for UK student cards and replaces the old NUS student card. NCC students are eligible to sign-up for the Totum card where applicable, giving access to a multitude of retail, food and travel special discounts. For more information, you can visit their website:

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Reviews from learners who completed...

Nursery Nurse Diploma

M Byrne

“The course materials are very easy to…”

The course materials are very easy to read and the course is broken down into sections which is easier to take in

A. Barnsley

M Byrne

“Efficient and professional ”

It is an easy course to follow with materials, you learn when you have time, the tutors respond very promptly and come up with suggestions where needed. I recommend with confidence!


M Byrne

“Very helpful people even my silly…”

Very helpful people even with my silly questions!!! The best service ever and affordable prices. Strongly recommend! Thanks

Antonia Pandzhurova,

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“Jose Briek”

The best experience with home study I've ever had.
NCC is really easy to contact and they answer quickly, which makes the study process quicker as well.
I really have no negative words about NCC Home Learning.
RECOMMENDING it big time!!

The best experience with home study…,

M Byrne

“NC Nursery Nurse Level 3 Diploma”

I was very impressed with how quickly the study pack arrived. Everything I needed to complete the course was included. I also received emails with contact details of tutor and any support I may need to complete the course. I had a bad experience trying to enroll with another company, and NCC were the complete opposite. I would highly recommend them, and feel very confident there will be the support there to help me complete the course.

Sharon Nunn,

M Byrne

“Great for working mums”

I found this site very helpful, especially, the tutors, they are always quick to respond back to you, as well as marking your work for you all within a quick time frame.

Working full-time, with 4 children is not easy, but this online course was really helpful. I was not under any pressure to complete the modules, I had my own time and space to complete it, that is the difference with online courses and attending live lectures. I would diffidently recommend this site for everyone, including friends and family.


M Byrne

“One of the best things I have done!”

I took on this course for career development, I wanted to work with children. I am a mature student with three children and a full time job. This course suited me the way it's designed, it's very easy to understand the course work is well planned.English is not my first language, however I still found the course easy to understand.

I also got help from my tutor if I needed help and she explained in detail what I was expected of. Sarah Noseda was my best tutor, she took time to email me back and also to answer my questions also she was at the end of the phone call when I needed to talk to her. I am so greateful to have had as my tutor. NCC Home Learning were very helpful when I had any concerns, they did get back to me as soon as I sent them an email. Thank you NCC. I would recommend to all those who want to change their careers or to further their careers,

Mariam Leach,

M Byrne

“Prompt, efficient and professional”

Online support with NCC was outstanding. Prompt, efficient and professional.

Stephen McLaughlin,

M Byrne

“A wonderful learning experience”

This was a wonderful learning experience for me. As a mom this opportunity of e-learning and distance learning suits me perfectly. This institution is very serious and professional and I am glad I learned from all the staff there. Maybe in the future, Skype meetings with the tutors can b a tool of learning as well.

Susana Ponce,

M Byrne

“Very important for my career”

This course is very important for my career. The learning materials are easy to follow and to read (especially for a non-native English speaker like me). I understood that in order to have a good understanding of Early Years I had to read a lot, to use all the sources you have suggested and to be able to put all these in writing. I was wondering if you have/ interested to promote courses for teachers who work in international schools and here are not a lot of courses on PYP for example. Thank you very much.

Elvira Tudoran,

M Byrne

“I am applying what I have learned at work”

The course was interesting and useful for my work with the kids. I actually started applying what I have learned from this course.

Amina Madi,

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