Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator): Level 3 NCFE CACHE Certificate/Diploma at NESCOT
In this course you will complete your full training in the care and development of children up to the age of 8.
You will need enthusiasm, commitment and be able to demonstrate real interest and concern for the care of children. You will spend three days in college and two days on work experience every week in three different settings across the two years of the course. You will study the early learning curriculum, anti-discriminatory practice, preparation for employment and complete observation and assessment work with young children. As part of the course you will also undertake a cookery qualification and a paediatric First Aid certificate.
Following successful completion of the Year One certificate, you can progress to the second year diploma (Early Years Educator) in order to be a qualified Early Years practitioner.
You will study subjects including:
- Development from conception to age 16 years
- Supporting children
- Keeping children safe
- The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children.
- Promoting a healthy environment for children
- Play and learning in children's education
- Caring for children
- Development of professional skills within children's education
- 800 hours work experience
Four GCSEs at C or above, including English and Maths, or Level 2 Diploma at Merit with GCSE English and Maths at C or above. We will also require a satisfactory reference from your school. Please note, all applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.
This course enables students to either go on to further study at university or directly into employment. Career opportunities are exciting and include, nursery nurse in a primary school, special needs school, special care baby unit, paediatric hospital ward, day nursery, qualified nanny (UK or abroad), or a holiday company childcare representative.
Potential career routes in the Childcare industry:
- Children’s nurse
- Crèche assistant
- Early years teacher
- Holiday childcare representative
- Hospital play specialist
- Learning & development
- Nursery assistant
- Nursery manager
- Paediatric nursing
- Primary school teaching
- Residential warden
- Special care baby unit assistant
- Special needs teaching assistant
- Teaching assistant
DBS may be required (£52). Cooking and craft materials - £75
A range of visits will be arranged for which travel costs would be approximately £15 each.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.