5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above.
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. This is a one year course that gives licence to practice in the workplace.
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:
Placements are required for achievement of this qualification and should be undertaken in at least two different settings.
Learners must achieve:
To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
NCFE / CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF), or other higher level early years qualifications.
Assistant in children’s centres, practitioner in day nurseries/nursery schools/ reception classes in primary schools or pre-school worker.
Last updated: 31 October 2018
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