Vocational Course

Childcare & Education CACHE Technical Level 3

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About this course

You will gain valuable knowledge and experience, which should allow you to work with children from birth to 5 years old.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma will enable you to access higher education or enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator.

This course combines College and a work placement. Your practical training will be monitored and assessed by the placement officers and your personal coach.

What will I learn?

You’ll study a variety of units including:

Year 1 - Certificate

  • Child Development from Conception to Birth
  • Children’s Health & Well Being
  • Providing Safe Environments
  • Child Health
  • Play & Learning
  • Understanding Children’s Additional Needs
  • Observation, Assessment & Planning
  • Professional Practice Portfolio

Year 2 - Diploma

  • Supporting Emergent Literacy
  • Supporting Emergent Mathematics
  • Preparing for School Readiness
  • International Perspectives
  • Reflective Practice for Professional Practice
  • Professional Partnerships in Early Years
  • Professional Practice Portfolio

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Early Years Foundation Degree, Learning Support Foundation Degree, Health & Social Care HNC/D or choose from a range of HNC/D and professional qualifications
  • University - related degree such as Early Years Teaching
Teaching Assistant
Nursery Manager
Learning Support Assistant
Specialist Support Worker

Additional Information

You will need a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for your placement, before you start the course.