Childcare and Education CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate/Technical Diploma (Early Years Educator) at Bradford College
This qualification leads to Early Years Educator (EYE) status which is your licence to practice at Level 3 in Early Years.
You will initially be enrolled for one year on the Level 3 Childcare and Education CERTIFICATE and on successful completion you will then have the option of progressing onto the Level 3 Childcare and Education DIPLOMA in Year Two which will then give you your licence to practice.
We also offer the option of the Level 3 Childcare and Education Award which comprises two Units and is a stepping stone towards the Certificate for those who have completed a full Childcare Level 2 but still need to achieve English and Mathematics.
Level 3 Certificate:
You will attend College for two days per week to complete eight Units that are graded from A*-D and marked by your Unit Tutors.
- Child Development
- Health and Well-being
- Health, Play & Learning
- Additional Needs
- Observation, Assessment and Planning.
In addition, you will produce a practical portfolio that assesses your competency in placement.
You will also complete an externally marked essay that would be graded A*-D.
You will complete two days per week on placements that will be allocated by College and will also complete two block weeks placement per year. You will be visited and observed by your Assessor in each age group.
In Year One your placement will most likely be in a children's centre or private nursery where you will complete 65 days within the 3-5 years, 2 years and baby age groups.
Level 3 Diploma:
You will attend College for two days per week to complete a further seven Units that are graded from A*-D and marked by your Unit Tutors.
Units include: Literacy, Mathematics, Assessment for Learning, Partnership Working, International Perspectives and Professional Development
In addition, you will produce a second practical portfolio that assesses your competency in placement.
You will also complete an externally marked essay that will be graded A*-D.
You will complete two days per week on placements that will be allocated by College and will also complete two block weeks placement per year. You will be visited and observed by your Assessor at least twice.
In Year Two your placement will most likely be in a school where you will complete 65 days in Key Stage One followed by nursery or reception.
You must be aged 16-18 to receive a funded place. If you are aged 19+ you may apply for funding loans from the Government.
To apply for the Level 3 Certificate you will need to have four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C, or equivalent, including English and Mathematics.
You will be required to pass a DBS (Disclosure and barring Service) check to confirm your suitability to work with children.
To progress to the Level 3 Diploma you will need to have succeeded in your coursework, placement and external marked essay and shown commitment to the course and working with young children. You will also need to have passed English and Mathematics at Grade C whilst on the Certificate course.
You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. These will include direct observations whilst on placement, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and tasks.
- Communication skills
- Organisation skills
- An understanding of Childcare and Child Development
- Playwork skills.
For further information please visit our website or contact our admissions department on 01274 433333.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bradford College directly.