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Childcare and Education CACHE Level 3 Certificate at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

Units include:


  • Child Development
  • Care of Children
  • Play and Practical Activities
  • Health and Wellbeing

Work placements are integral to the courses and close links with the community ensure students have access to work placements that offer the opportunity to link classroom theory to workplace practice. Learners enjoy the opportunity to gain ‘hands on’ experience.

Levels 2 and 3 aim to equip students for professional roles as qualified and committed practitioners. All classes are supported by the use of the College’s virtual learning environment.

Entry requirements

To start on this Level 3 course you need:
4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and Maths
a relevant Level 2 qualification with at least 80% Merit profile, including English and Maths requirements.

Relevant industry experience or working in the industry. Minimum of 1 week's work experience in an Early Years setting.

If you do not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on our Level 1 or Level 2 course instead.

Future opportunities

After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a CACHE Level 3 Award/Certificate in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator) This means you can continue to the second year of Level 3.

After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator). This means you can either seek employment or with appropriate grades you can apply for university level courses


  • Nursery
  • Travel Company
  • Nanny
  • Teaching Assistant
  • University – teacher, paediatric nursing, social work

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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