Accessibility links

Childcare and Education CACHE Level 3 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This course is for you if you wish to gain a professional qualification enabling you to work with children in Day Care, Nurseries, Infant Schools or other related settings, or wish to go on to study at Higher Education.

This is a full time two year level 3 Child Care course. Three days are spent in college and two on work placement. It 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.

Course content

Whilst on the course the learner will study the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • Communication
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Child Development
  • Theories of Learning
  • Personal Development
  • Self-confidence and teamwork

Learners will will learn through:

  • Taught sessions
  • Independent learning
  • Role-play
  • Research

Learners will be assessed through:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical observations
  • Short-answer test paper
  • Research task

The course is internally assessed and has two external assessments.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A - C grades one being including Maths and English, or Child Care & Education certificate (CCE) Level 2 at Merit, with a Functional Level 2 or equivalent in English or Maths. BTEC 1st Diploma at Merit. Relevant past experience will be considered. At interview applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for working with children.

Before final acceptance onto the course applicants must have a valid Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS) as required by law for all people working with children.


You will be assessed via a written portfolio and practical observations with children in a variety of settings.

Future opportunities

You could continue your studies and go on to Higher Education to gain a degree in Primary Education, Childhood Studies, Psychology or a Foundation Degree or you can work in a nursery as a Child Care worker or become a Nursery Manager. University and employment as qualified Level 3 childcare practitioners in schools and nurseries. You could work as a nursery nurse or primary school teaching assistant. Salaries range from £16,500 up to £28,000 for a managerial position.

Further information

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and a range of childcare settings when on work training placements - this will include working with babies.

This is a 2 year course: three days in college and two days in placement.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
Provider logo

Key information