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CACHE Level 3 Award, Technical Certificate and Technical Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator) at Kingston College

Course description

The CACHE Level 3 Award Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) is a qualification that prepares you to work unsupervised, or in a supervisory capacity, with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services. This qualification is the equivalent to three A Levels.

Course content

Students spend their time in College and on a practical placement applying theory to practice. Conditions and working hours vary slightly according to the practical placement. To achieve the Diploma you must complete 15 units and two externally set and marked assignments.

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Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 including English Language and Mathematics.

Alternatively, you must have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 and a Level 2 Certificate in a related subject at Merit or Distinction.

Successful interview and satisfactory reference required and a DBS police check for placement.

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Future opportunities

Progression to university e.g. teacher training (this Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels). Alternatively, entry into the workforce as an Early Years Educator.

Further information

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or email


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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