This course, aimed at parents of any age and those considering becoming parents, looks at the essentials of parenting. It explains the responsibilities of the parent. It looks at the importance of good health and nutrition, and the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs. It also offers an introduction to common childhood illnesses, child development and child safety.

Learning outcomes:

Learner will be knowledgeable about how to keep children healthy and safe

Learner will understand their responsibilities with regard to smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs

Learner will be knowledgeable about what to expect from the children they are responsible for

Advantages of this course:

This course offers information to both experienced parents and grandparents, and also to those new to the role. Included in this course are information about illnesses and health issues such as smoking, drinking and drug usage that affect both adults and children; areas where the advice changes regularly. It is important for anyone looking after children to be aware of the latest information about safe sleeping, and how to sport signs of illness in a baby and young child; information included in this course. The course also contains links to the UK government’s definitions of parental rights and responsibilities.

Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning. There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge.


Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.


Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACHE


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