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Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) CACHE Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma at Carshalton College

Course description

The CACHE Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Course content

Apprenticeship Framework

  • Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE)
  • Cache Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Children and Young people’s Settings
  • GCSE’s A-C English and Maths
  • GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT
  • PLTS (Achieved and evidenced)
  • Paediatric First Aid

Units covered

  • Theme 1: Health and well-being
  • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Theme 4: Professional development

  Learners must achieve: 

  • 23 mandatory units (61 credits)A
  • All aspects of the framework

Entry requirements

Applicants would need to be working in a childcare environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You will need to show competence in both theory and practice. You will be asked to undertake an assessment in English and Maths working at a Level 1 to Level 2. A clear DBS check will need to be in place.

Learners should have gained a minimum of one C grade in either Maths or English with a requirement to have achieved C grades in both subjects on exit.




To gain this qualification the learner will need to:

  • Pass all units
  • Complete longitudinal study
  • Show competence in a real work environment 

All assessment criteria must be achieved and each age range must be experienced. Significant  placement experience across the age ranges must be undertaken in order to achieve the assessment.

A portfolio of evidence is built up using a variety of methods for example reflective accounts, direct observation, research tasks and professional discussion.



Financial information

Fees are not normally paid by 16 to 18 year olds.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of Level 3, students can progress onto a Foundation Degree or continue employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 February 2016
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