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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) CACHE Level 3 Diploma at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

You will study 14 units over the period of 2 years as well as completing 2 Professional Practice Portfolios related to your placement experience. Unit content will include equality & diversity, safeguarding children, health & safety, child development and theory, healthy eating and exercise, the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and observations of children’s learning and behaviour. You will spend 3 days in school and 2 days in a local placement where you will be assessed by a qualified early years Assessor who will support you in the practical elements of the course. During work experience days you must attend at least 3 different placements over the course of each year in order to gain experience of working with a variety of age groups and related specific needs that are specified within the 750 hours placement requirements.

This course has been running successfully now for over 5 years and students either progress into full time employment as this is the only industry recognised qualification at level 3, alternatively you can progress onto higher education.

Entry requirements

This is a two year full time Early Years and Childcare qualification which also includes a placement two days per week to enable the student to build up a portfolio of practical experiences along with a minimum of 750 hours in a suitable early year’s environment. The qualification attracts A Level equivalent UCAS points for Higher Education however students may prefer to enter employment upon successful completion of the course as this is the only Level 3 industry recognised qualification for the early year’s sector.

A GCSE level 5 in Maths and English, you do not have to have studied health and social care previously. You will also need to be reliable and fully committed to attending placement 2 days per week. Please note a DBS check will need to be carried out at the start of the course to ensure suitability.

Future opportunities

This is the only industry appropriate level 3 qualification that early years Nurseries and Child Care establishments require. It is practical and relevant. The course is therefore suitable for someone who is looking for a career with young children or for those who require UCAS points to enable them to progress into higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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