Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) - Cache Technical Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview

Completing the Cache -Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) qualification will show that you have been trained to the highest of standards, equipping you with the best early years training available. This course is suitable for those wanting to work with children from birth to five years of age, and will provide you with a full and relevant qualification which in combination with GCSEs in English and Maths (at grade C or above) leads to a licence to practise and the status of being an Early Years Educator. You will learn about child development, play and learning, observation, assessment and planning, supporting children's literacy and mathematics and understanding children's additional needs. This is in addition to safeguarding and Health and Safety training.

Course Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification is suitable if you are currently working or wishing to work in early years education and care. It is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education.

Mandatory Units

Year One-

Unit 1: Child development from conception to seven years

Unit 2: Children's health and well-being

Unit 3: Providing safe environments for children

Unit 4: Child health

Year Two-

Unit 5: Play and learning

Unit 6: Understanding children's additional needs

Unit 7: Observation, assessment and planning

Unit 8: Professional Practice Portfolio 1



Year Two

Unit 9: Supporting emergent literacy

Unit 10: Supporting emergent mathematics

Unit 11: Preparing for school readiness

Unit 12: International perspectives

Unit 13: Reflective practice for professional development

Unit 14: Professional partnerships in early years

Unit 15: Professional Practice Portfolio 2

Course Progression

Degree in Early Years Education. This qualification will enable you to practice within the industry.

Course Assessment

To gain this qualification you will need to submit a portfolio of evidence in addition to the assessments below:

Effective Practice Study
External Assessment
Work Placement Evidence

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time