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Early Years Education And Care (2 Year) Level 3 Diploma at North Lindsey College

Course description

CACHE is internationally recognised as the leading awarding organisation in the care sector. This new Level 3 qualification provides underpinning knowledge and practical training to work with children from birth to 5 years and knowledge of children's development aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification students gain their licence to practise and are able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. This is a challenging and demanding two-year course.

Course content

- Theme 1 - Health & Well-being
- Theme 2 - Legislation, Frameworks and Professional Practice
- Theme 3 - Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness
- Theme 4 - Professional Development

You must achieve all 27 units, synoptic assessments and a minimum of 730 hours of placement over the 2 year period.

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C (which must include English Language and Maths) or a Level 2 qualification at C/Merit Grade plus GCSE English and Maths at grade A-C. A good school/college report is also required. Experience and other qualifications may be considered as entry qualifications for mature students.

Interviews are mandatory.

Students will also need to obtain a clean Enhanced Disclosure Certificate to attend placement.


Longitudinal Study (externally set and internally marked):

Theme 1 & 2: Short examination (externally set and marked graded A* to D)
Theme 3: Reflective Study (externally set and marked graded A* to D)
Theme 3: Extended Essay ((externally set and marked graded A* to D)

The range of assessment methods for the 27 units may include a portfolio of work, assignments, case study, booklets, presentations, direct observation of practice in the workplace by a member of the childcare team and graded at pass.

The practical element of the course is assessed through observation and a personal evidence diary, professional development profiles, practice evidence records and placement reports.

AS/A2 Level qualifications are assessed by exams at the end of the year.

Future opportunities

As the course attracts UCAS points a growing number of students now enter into Higher Education to pursue a career in teaching, social work or to gain Early Years Professional status. Many of our students enter into employment as nursery nurses, nursery supervisors, teaching assistants, children's holiday reps, nannies, etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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