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|Introduction||The CACHE Level 3 Diploma (Early Years Educator) in Childcare and Education are Level 3 qualifications. They prepare you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the Early Years sector. The qualification will build and develop the necessary practical skills and understanding to provide learners with a firm grounding in the principles of children's care for progression into employment or higher level education.
|Study Outline||All students will be enrolled onto the Diploma in year 2. There are eight mandatory units in the Certificate which are built upon to complete a total of fifteen mandatory units in the Diploma. Additionally an Effective Practice Study Task (externally set and marked) is required in each year. You will attend a variety of settings arranged by the college to fulfil the 400 hours required placement hours.
|Entry Requirements||Aged 16+ with a minimum of: Certificate: 5 Grade A*-C passes at GCSE level;(including Maths and English) or a relevant Level 2 qualification and Maths and English grade A*-C at GCSE level. At interview, applicants will need to bring with them evidence of experience with working with children, plus 2 references. All students are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), this will be arranged by the college following interview.
|Equipment||You will require stationery equipment, uniform, which is to be worn whilst in a practical child care placement, and text books.
|Attendance||2 years, full time to complete the full Diploma, Excellent attendance is required both in College and in the practical placement. Learners are required to attend all lectures.
|Assessment||One unit per year is assessed through an externally set and assessed Effective Practice Study Task. The remaining units are assessed through assignment tasks presented in a variety of ways. Each task is designed to assess the required criteria.
|Progression||If successful there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore as the qualification enables you to apply for employment in a supervisory capacity, for example as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery, school setting or hospital. It is also possible for you to progress into careers that require further training as the qualifications hold a maximum of 420 UCAS points. This includes Higher Education further afield or within NWHC e.g. Foundation Degree's in Early Years.
|Qualification|| Diploma (Yr1 and 2)
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|