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Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator) CACHE Level 3 Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to five years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years.

Course content

Over two years students complete 15 units including:

  • child health and well-being
  • play and learning
  • preparing for school-readiness
  • providing a safe environment

Entry requirements

Learners should have grade 5 in English Language and no lower than a grade 4 in Mathematics. Learners also need to have completed a two-week placement in a child setting.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways.

  • A reflective study that is externally assessed
  • An extended essay that is externally assessed
  • Your competence in the work place will also form part of your assessment on the course

Financial information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Future opportunities

On completion of the course you will be qualified and can enter employment as:

  • Early years practitioners
  • Nanny/home-based childcarer
  • Children’s centre practitioner
  • Teaching assistant
  • SEN support worker

The course attracts UCAS points so you will also be able to progress onto university. Learners completing Childcare have gone onto university to study Early Childhood Studies; Primary Teaching; Foundation Degree in Early Years.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.