Childcare and Education (Early Years Education) – Level 3 CACHE Diploma
Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September 2019
What is this course about?
This exciting and innovative Childcare and Education course will enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will allow you to progress in a variety of directions. You will study a wide range of subjects including practical skills, child development, curriculum planning and safeguarding. You will also undertake a variety of placements; these are invaluable as they provide an opportunity to develop your own practical skills and knowledge. You will study in College three days a week and attend placement for the other two. Here you will have the opportunity to embed your theoretical knowledge and understanding in practice.
Why choose this course?
We have excellent links with our local employers who support our students through their placement experience. You will achieve the course with a qualification that not only supports you in becoming a successful Early Years Educator but that also prepares you for the academic requirements of university.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 including a Grade 4 in English language and maths. Students must also have a clear DBS. Please enquire at your interview.
What will this course lead on to?
Practitioner in day nurseries, practitioner in nursery schools, practitioner in reception classes in primary schools, pre-school worker, home based childcare, nanny (home and abroad), Teaching and Nursing or Social Work.
What will I learn on this course?
15 Units will be studied over two academic years, including:
- Child development from conception to seven years
- Child health and well-being
- Play and learning
- Providing safe environments for children
- International perspectives
- Understanding children’s additional needs
- Observation, assessment and planning
Professional partnerships in early years.
You will have the opportunity to visit universities to experience student life in taster days/weeks. Additionally, you will be able to access a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course.
How will I be assessed?
You will achieve the qualification by completing a range of assignments for each unit. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods; this could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or tasks set by CACHE. You must also complete a minimum of 750 hours in placements, supported by our dedicated placement officer and assessors.
Throughout the course students are helped and supported to track their own progress, complete coursework to deadlines and to try to exceed their minimum target grade at all times. All coursework is explained on assignment briefs which detail how the tasks can be achieved. Written feedback is provided and students are encouraged to upgrade their work using this and all other forms of support available. Additionally, students are expected to carry out 2 externally marked assessments.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will need to purchase a DBS check at a current cost of £44. There are T-shirts available to purchase at a cost of approximately £7 (costs subject to change for 2019) which will be worn whilst on placement.
What the Childcare and Education students say…
“College has really supportive staff members. The Childcare and Education staff are really easy to approach and if you need any support on work then they help you to complete work. The course enables you to do practical work which helps to prepare you for work which is really good. Also, because students attend placement for two days a week, this helps to build practical skills and confidence, not only with working with children but with staff as well.”
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes