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Childcare & Education (EYE) CACHE Level 3 Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people (from birth to 5 years) and gain knowledge of children ages 5-7 years. It meets the requirements for work as Early Years Educators. The qualification also attracts UCAS points, making it ideal for those who want to progress to a degree in a related discipline. 

Course content

-Child development 
-Early years curriculum 
-Professional skills 
-Placement experience

Entry requirements

Cache Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce with placement experience plus GCSE English Language and Maths at grade D or above or 5 GCSEs at grades C or above to include English Language and Maths.  GCSE English and Maths to be retaken in one year to achieve grade C. OFSTED require that all Level 3 Early Years Educators need to have English Language and Maths GCSE at a minimum C grade in order to be employed.


The course is assessed through work experience and a range of methods to include assignments, portfolios and external assessments.

Financial information

DBS payment (£TBC). You will also need smart black trousers and flat black shoes in addition to a college polo-shirt and fleece jacket for placement. A course textbook and USB stick are essential. Travel costs may be incurred for mandatory placement attendance.

Future opportunities

BA in Primary Education, BSc (Hons) Early Years Development and Education

Early years education, nursery practitioner, children's holiday rep, private nanny.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kidderminster College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college