NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)
The preferred entry requirements for level 3 are 4 GCSEs grades A* - C including English and maths. This is subject to interview and references. Any learners accepted without the required English and maths qualifications will be required to re-take them alongside their vocational programme.
Who is the course for
Learners who wish to equip themselves with the practical skills and knowledge to prepare them for future employment as a child care practitioner. From this they will be able to seek employment with children from birth to 5 years and have gained knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. This qualification gives the learners full licence to practice in an early years setting.
This qualification will provide the learners with the knowledge and awareness of a range of topics pertaining to child care and development. They will learn about theoretical perspectives and philosophical approaches to development and theories of teams and how they work.
This course includes 23 mandatory units which amount to 486 GLH. As a condensed course, there are currently no optional units. The learners will spend 2 days per week in a child care setting – this will include a primary school placement and day nursery placement. They will obtain a minimum of 350 hours over the year. Whilst in placement they will be allocated to a supervisor who will support them to develop their skills. They will also be visited and observed on their competencies across the qualification by an assessor who will sign their progress off once proven skills are witnessed and maintained.
How is the course assessed
Assessment is carried out at the end of each unit to confirm understanding. All students will undertake a 350 hour work placement across the year in suitable early year’s settings, the placement should include babies and young children and they will be assessed in placement. .
Where next - Further Studies
Level 3 Early Years T Level NCFE/CACHE level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC and children and Young People’s services (England) (QCF)
Where next - Job Opportunities
This qualification provides learners with the following job opportunities:
- EY practitioner in day nursery/nursery schools/reception classes in primary schools.
- Assistant or EY practitioner in children’s centres
- Pre-school worker.
1 year full time course with 2 of these days in placement.
Last updated: 31 October 2019
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.