The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged up to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to enter the workforce with the professional title of Early Years Educator or access Higher Education with 72-168 UCAS points .
Units of study include:
• Child Development from conception to 7 years
• Children's health and well-being
• Safe environments for children
• Play and learning for school readiness
• Understanding children's additional needs
• Observation assessment and planning
• Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
This programme includes experience within a real work environment which is an integral part of the course and takes place in an Early Years setting for a minimum of 2 days per week.
There will be cost to students of £150 for security checks, (DBS) and course materials , 19+ fees will apply.
Once at the College you will have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check. It is not possible to complete the course without satisfactory clearance. It is also a requirement that students on this course are independent workers within the placement settings.
Employment as a professional Early Years Educator, classroom learning support assistant, nanny, child-minder, or playworker, or progress to Higher Education studying subject areas such as Early Year teaching and social work, or a Degree of your choice. You can also consider joining our Part-Time Foundation Degree in Early Years Playwork and Education.
You will need 4 GCESs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) or above, including English or Maths OR Successful completion of a full Level 2 in Early Years , or Health & Social Care and GCSE English or Maths at grade 9-4.
The NCFE CACHE qualification has internally assessed units marked by your tutor and externally assessed controlled assessments marked by the awarding organisation. Internal units are assessed using a range of methods including: written assignments, tasks such as designing a leaflet, booklet or poster. Evidence of practical skills will be assessed in your work experience placement and you are required to reflect on your performance. This qualification is graded A* - D and you must obtain a minimum D grade to achieve.
You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.
Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.
If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.
Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.