Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma at New College Durham
This course will help to develop the skills and knowledge required to be an Early Years Educator, working with children from birth to five years old. You will also learn about the care and education of children aged between five and seven years
This qualification will replace the Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education for new students from September 2014, however existing Diploma in Childcare and Education students are still able to transfer to the same course from other colleges.
CACHE courses are national qualifications which provide you with a good foundation in child care, as well as practical skills in a child care setting. This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge for a wide range of careers that involve the care and education of young children. You will learn through practical activities, written work and work placements.
Your studies will be focussed around four themes:
- Health and well-being
- Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Professional development
Learners must achieve:
- 15 mandatory units – internally assessed
- Reflective Study / Extended Essay –externally assessed
- Placement is a mandatory requirement of this course
- 16 years plus
- Grade A*-C in either Maths or English and a grade D in the other.
- A clear enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Access to Higher Education - Foundation Degree or Degree in Childhood Studies, Early Years/Primary Education, Social Work and Nursing.
Progression from Level 2 certificate introduction to early years education and care is possible if functional skills English and maths at level 2 have been achieved.Related careers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.