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

What is the Course About?

This course is a full-time, two-year course with work placement and is aimed at those working or wishing to work in early year’s education and care. This gold standard qualification ensures that the best training and professional standards are followed, resulting in early years professionals with excellent career prospects and the skills and expertise that employers and learners are looking for.

What will I study?

On this course you will learn a range of topics, including:

  • Child developmental theories.

  • Observation and assessment of children.

  • Supporting children’s health care needs.

  • Play, learning and curriculum.

  • Child protection and legislation.

  • Diversity and inclusion.

  • Development of professional practice.

What are my progression and career options?

Upon completion of this course you may seek employment as an Early Years Educator or you progress to higher education.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a theory and practice

  • Theory: 13 mandatory unit assignments, two of which are externally set and marked assessment tasks.

  • Practice: a portfolio of practice evidence, professional development portfolio and reflective journal.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C or above,including Mathematics and English and a basic level of ICT skills.

  • A genuine desire to work with children and young people.

  • Experience of working with children and young people is advantageous.

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to ensure that you are suitable to work with children and a health check will need to be completed prior to the start of the course.