CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Education) (NQF)

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Education) (NQF)

Subject Area: Childcare

Course Overview

Students attend work experience placement two days a week plus attend college 3 days. Student complete modules including: supporting emergent Maths and literacy, international perspectives, preparing for school readiness, as well as building a second professional practice portfolio. Methods of assessment will include: direct observation of practice, reflection on own practice in real work situations, and written assignments.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: SCC93F2

Entry Requirements

For those aged 16-18 years: Successful completion of the Certificate in Childcare and Education (EYE) and GCSE Grade C or above in both English and Maths. Students will be required to sign a disclaimer to confirm they have no changes to their previous year DBS check.
For students aged 19 years and over please speak to a member of staff for further guidance.

Course Highlights

On this study programme, students will complete seven modules on this course and continue to develop their skills in the real working environment. Students keen to progress onto University to study childcare further or to become Primary School Teachers, will be supported in completing their UCAS applications, be provided with a reference and opportunities to practice their interview skills. We are proud to announce that many of our students often secure employment from one of the placements they have attended during the course. Students also have the opportunity to achieve a Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Next Steps

Upon completion of this qualification students will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educator or access Higher Education. There are a range of interesting and varied employment opportunities. Students can work as an Early Years Educator supervising staff and children in nurseries, private daycare, pre-schools or as a nanny. This course enables students to gain UCAS points to progress to Higher Education and is equivalent to three A Levels.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 - 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £4513. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at

Additional Costs

Will be informed and related to optional educational trips or residential events.

Rachel Warner - CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Education )(NQF)

My tutors were great when mum was in hospital when she had to have a heart transplant – I could talk to them about anything, they were so supportive.

The course itself was really good. It involved going out on placement two days a week, which made it very hands on and really taught us what to do.