CACHE Level 3 Award, Technical Certificate and Technical Diploma in Childcare & Education - (Early Years Educator) (16-19 year olds)

The CACHE Level 3 Award Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) is a qualification that prepares you to work unsupervised, or in a supervisory capacity, with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services. This qualification is the equivalent to three A Levels.

Course Content

  • Child development from conception to seven years
  • Children's health and well-being
  • Providing safe environments for children
  • Child health
  • Play and learning
  • Understanding children's emotional needs
  • Observation, assessment and planning
  • Supporting emergent literacy
  • Supporting emergent mathematics
  • Preparing for school readiness
  • International perspectives
  • Reflective practice for professional development
  • Professional partnerships in Early Years
  • Professional practice portfolio

Students spend their time in College and on a practical placement applying theory to practice. Conditions and working hours vary slightly according to the practical placement. We will arrange for you to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. To achieve the Diploma you must complete 15 units and two externally set and marked assignments. 

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A*- C/9-4 including English Language and Mathematics.  Alternatively, you must have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C/4 and a Level 2 Certificate in a related subject at Merit or Distinction.  Successful interview and a satisfactory reference are required plus a DBS police check for the placement.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate equivalency at grade C or above, to include Mathematics or Science, or other related comparable qualifications.  IELTS (UKV1) 5.5 or above is required together with a satisfactory reference. A Skype or face-to-face interview will also take place.

Duration and Delivery

The course is delivered over two years. It is full-time alongside a recommended number of placement hours.

Progression

Entry to Higher Education courses, e.g. Teacher Training or Early Years Foundation Degree (this Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels). Alternatively, this Level 3 qualification provides entry into the early years and childcare workforce as an Early Years Educator (EYE) with licence to practice.

Additional Information

The College offers a variety of early years study options and will direct applicants to the most appropriate course dependent on achieved GCSE grades and prior experience.

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