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Early Years and Childcare

Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education

Full Time


Course Overview

Year One: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education
Year Two: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

This two-year course covers a range of childcare and educational subjects supporting students who would like to work in early years or primary education. The course includes mandatory work experience within a range of childcare and educational settings. The Level 3 Cache Diploma is the equivalent of 3 A Levels. You will be required to have a DBS clearance check. You will complete a certificate in your first year, before completing the full diploma in year two.

Course Content

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practice and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. The course covers a wide range of childcare and educational subjects supporting learners who wish to work in early years or primary education.

The course includes mandatory work experience within a range of childcare and educational settings to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at College.  You will be expected to complete 365 hours in year one and 385 hours in year two.


Entry Requirement

You will need five GCSEs grade A*/9 to C/4, including English, maths and preferably science.

Assessment

The course is assessed through creative projects, written assignments and time spent and tasks undertaken in vocational work placements.

You will be required to complete an extended project each year, which is externally marked.

Where does this course lead to

Many students progress on to a degree or HNC/HND in areas such as teacher training for employment in education, private homes or playgroup/nurseries.  (Note that GCSE grades C or above in English, maths and Science are required for teacher training).

Employment can be within a range of industries including hospital play workers, nannies, paediatric teaching and social workers.


UCAS Points for this course:

Year One: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education

A* (84)

A (72)

B (60)

C (48)

D (36)

Year Two: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

A* (168)

A (144)

B (120)

C (96)

D (72)

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Course Outline

Course Code: PF38
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 06/09/2021
Duration: 1 Year
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