Early Years Workforce (NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma)

Early Years Workforce (NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma)

Subject Area: Childcare Adult Learning Professional Development


Course Information

  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 18 Months
  • Course Code: 149561
  • Entry Requirements

    • Be at least 19 years of age.
    • Have a minimum of GCSE grade 4 (grade C) in English (or equivalent O’ level). Students will be required to complete a written assessment prior to enrolment to assess suitability for course and relevant work experience.
    • Minimum of grade 3 (D) in GCSE maths or equivalent.
    • Students will need to be working, volunteering, or on a practical placement for a minimum of 16 hours per week as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
    • Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks with employer.
    • Commitment to completing between 15 and 20 hours private study to meet standards of assessment at level 3.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people at an unsupervised level, in a diverse range of job roles, within early learning and childcare. Subjects covered include child development (birth to 7 years), observation, planning, health & safety, safeguarding, and the role of the practitioner (plus much more). Assessment of skills in the real working environment is facilitated by an assessor, alongside knowledge units which are assessed by a tutor following classroom teaching.

    *Students can enrol on this course at any time during the academic year*

    Course Highlights

    Opportunities to work in an unsupervised capacity as:

    • Supervisor in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery or reception classes in primary schools
    • Children’s centres supervisor
    • Registered childminders and nannies

    Or progress onto Level 4 Advanced Practitioner, Foundation Degree at University or Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

    Tuition Costs

    19+ fees will be £2882.

    National Skills Fund:

    This course is part of the National Skills Fund Offer - if you are 19 or above and do not have a level 3 qualification or higher your course will be funded for you.

    For details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans, please visit the following links: Fee Remission, Advanced Learner Loans.

    Additional Costs

    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as required by your employer or the setting where you volunteer.