Childcare and Education Level 3 Diploma at New College Durham
The course is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding, as well as practical skills, to become a competent Child Care and Education practitioner
You will study twelve units (varying in length) over the two years of the course and this will enable you to achieve the Level 3 Diploma. These units cover a range of topics which enable you to learn about babies, young children and adolescents, at different stages of their growth and development and how to care for them. You will also develop an ability to work with others who are involved in the care and education of children. Placement is a mandatory requirement of this course.
Each unit is assessed on completion throughout written assignments. Unit 9 links to your achievements in placement and will be graded by completing reflective diaries. There will also be an external assessment by a short answer test paper at the end of the first year, and an externally set research task in the second year.
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above, ideally including English and Maths but not essential (or an equivalent related qualification). Alternatively successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Childcare & Education. And also a clear enhanced DBS check.
This Diploma is held in high esteem by employers, both within and outside the UK, and can provide a route to higher education. This course attracts UCAS tariff points, currently to a maximum of 360 UCAS points, depending upon grades achieved, equivalent to three 'A' levels and can be used for entry to Early Years/Primary Teaching, Nursing, Social Work or a Childhood studies degree.Related careers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.