Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

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This qualification has been designed for learners who want to work in early years childcare and education. It also enables learners who wish to progress to Higher Education to study the Certificate alongside another qualification in a different subject area. UCAS tariff points have been awarded for this qualification. Learners must be at least 16 years old Completion of this qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example:

  • The stages and sequences of child development
  • Children’s needs in relation to emotional and physical well-being
  • The role of the early years practitioner in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children
  • Safeguarding children and child protection
  • Theoretical approaches to play and learning
  • The role of play in relation to children’s learning and development
  • Working in partnership to meet children’s additional needs
  • Child observation and assessment.

This qualification requires the use of techniques for evaluation, analysis and reflection. These study skills will benefit you if you choose to progress to Further or Higher Education. Options for studying at university including:

  • Teaching
  • Early years
  • Social worker
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Special educational needs

Work placement for the Diploma is recommended at 750 hours. A work placement is mandatory for the completion of the Technical Diploma. There is a need to obtain a clear DBS to complete this course.

This qualification has been designed for learners who want to work in early years childcare and education. It also enables learners who wish to progress to Higher Education to study the Certificate alongside another qualification in a different subject area. UCAS tariff points have been awarded for this qualification. Learners must be at least 16 years old Completion of this qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example:

  • The stages and sequences of child development
  • Children’s needs in relation to emotional and physical well-being
  • The role of the early years practitioner in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children
  • Safeguarding children and child protection
  • Theoretical approaches to play and learning
  • The role of play in relation to children’s learning and development
  • Working in partnership to meet children’s additional needs
  • Child observation and assessment.

This qualification requires the use of techniques for evaluation, analysis and reflection. These study skills will benefit you if you choose to progress to Further or Higher Education. Options for studying at university including:

  • Teaching
  • Early years
  • Social worker
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Special educational needs

Work placement for the Diploma is recommended at 750 hours. A work placement is mandatory for the completion of the Technical Diploma. There is a need to obtain a clear DBS to complete this course.

four GCSE at grade 4 (C) including maths and english as well as a preference to science, a satisfactory reference and a successful interview with a member of the Childcare and Education team.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £4670; Exam Fee TBC

Course Details

Length of study:
2 years

Starting:
September

Term dates

Study campus:
City

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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