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Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Cache Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This diploma enables learners to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education. The Diploma will enable learners to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years.

Course content

You will study; child development from conception to seven years, children’s health and well-being, play and learning, observation, assessment and planning, understanding children’s additional needs, as well as completing a work placement in a nursery and/or school.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 4-9 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


All units are internally assessed using a range of methods. All units are graded A*-D. Learners must also complete an Effective Practice Study Task and one Extended Assessment Task (externally set, externally marked).

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Into Higher Education or job roles as Early Years Educator,practitioner in day nursery,nursery schools,reception classes,preschool worker,homebased child carer,nanny.

Further information

If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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