Childcare and Education NCFE (CACHE) Level 3 Technical Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

Completing the NCFE 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.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College


College 16-18

Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Childcare & Education

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

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.

Year One

Child development from conception to seven years
Children’s health and well-being
Providing safe environments for children
Child health

Year Two

Play and learning
Understanding children’s additional needs
Observation, assessment and planning
Professional Practice Portfolio 1


Supporting emergent literacy
Supporting emergent mathematics
Preparing for school readiness
International perspectives
Reflective practice for professional development
Professional partnerships in early years
Professional Practice Portfolio 2

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

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

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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