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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English and maths. If English or maths is at grade D (grade 3), you will be able to resit.

Who is the course for

This a two year course , and the course for those wishing to enter into Higher Education as it gives UCAS points in the 2nd year, after learners take a written exam and 2 externally assessed 5000 pieces of work.

Course Content

This is a nested Award, Certificate, and Diploma.

Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

How is the course assessed

Rules of combination: In order to achieve the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) learners must achieve a pass grade in the externally set, internally assessed unit assessments for 14 mandatory units.

Learners must also achieve a pass grade D or above for the external assessments CCE1 and DCE2 (externally set, externally assessed).

Each unit throughout the qualification will be graded A*-D and the overall qualification is graded A* - D.

You will have access to a real work environment, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Where next - Further Studies

NCFE / CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (VRQ), or other related early years/education degree programmes.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will gain their licence to practise and it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or progress to higher education.

Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:

  • practitioner in day nurseries
  • practitioner in nursery schools
  • practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • pre-school worker.

More Information

Last updated: 12 January 2018

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 2 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00