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Childcare & Education Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care

Level: 3

Start Date: 05 September 2022

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

Level 3 programmes are usually 2 years, depending on individual entry grades and career aspirations.


Level 3

Who is it for

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have great organisation skills and a good team player? Are you able to take responsibility whilst demonstrating a mature approach? If the answer is yes then this NCFE CACHE Level 3 course is for you.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must include English and maths. You will also be required to have a DBS check for placement. Applicants who wish to progress to a career in primary teaching will also need a GCSE science grade at 4/C or above.

What is covered

This course will provide you with great preparation for employment within a
supervisory role in this sector through learning and developing your knowledge in
a number of key areas. You will study child development, play and learning, professional practice, providing safe environments, child health and wellbeing and preparing children for school.

You will also be required to spend two days a week throughout the t wo year course (365 hours in total in the first year and 385 hours in total for the second year) in a variety of childcare settings. You may also
have the opportunity to study a recognised first aid course.

How is the course assessed

The course is assessed through assignments and an external assessment.

What can this course lead to

You can progress to university to study a degree in education/teacher training
or other child related programmes. The course also qualifies you for employment
in nurseries, primary schools– assistant, children's wards– play practitioner, maternity units– as a nursery practitioner and working alongside health visitors and social workers.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to purchase a college polo shirt (optional) for placement at £15.00.

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