NCFE/CACHE Diploma in Early Years Workforce - Early Years Educator (Level 3) (year 1 of a 2 year course)
4 GCSE passes at A*-C (grade 9-4). If your GCSE English or maths results are at grade D (grade 3), you will be able to resit.
Who is the course for
The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (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 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. It is suitable for individuals with a level of responsibility, working in a variety of childcare settings.
The course incorporates a range of assessment methods including a longitudinal study, internal and external assessments as well as competence in a real work environment.
Course themes include:
- Health and wellbeing
- Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Professional development.
Placements are required for achievement of this qualification and should be undertaken in at least two different settings.
Learners must achieve:
- 23 mandatory units
- 486 guided learning hours.
How is the course assessed
To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
- Pass all units
- Complete longitudinal study
- Show competence in a real work environment.
Where next - Further Studies
CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services (England) (QCF), or other higher level early years qualifications.
Where next - Job Opportunities
Children Centre practitioner in childrens centres, Early Years practitioner in day nurseries/nursery schools/reception classes in primary schools or pre-school worker.
Last updated: 15 January 2018
How to Apply
This course requires an informal interview.
To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.