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Childcare and Education (EYE) CACHE Level 3 Diploma at Prospect School

Course description

These qualifications are suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early year’s education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to Higher Education. Learners taking the Diploma need to have access to real work environments as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Course content

During the course students will study the following:

  • Theme 1: Health and well-being
  • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Theme 4: Professional development

Learners taking the Diploma need to have access to real work environments as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
You are observed in placement by a designated assessor, placement officer and personal tutor to help you meet the learning outcomes set out by the awarding body (CACHE).
*Students will be required to complete 750 placement hours for the Diploma.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English at grade 5 or above
  • Four other GCSE grades at C or above
  • Assessment

    All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods.

    Future opportunities

    On successful completion of the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (EYE), you can into employment in a variety of roles with public and childcare providers. Alternatively in higher education there are early years and childhood studies degree courses, primary teaching degree.

    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: 07 December 2016
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years


    • More information
      • At Prospect we are committed to continuous improvement and the raising of educational standards. As a Specialist College in Sports and ICT we aim to build on our current successful practice of developing young people who are physically, emotionally and educationally healthy. The concept of ‘personal best’ is used to develop students who are determined to succeed with whatever academic, sporting or personal goal they set. We are very proud to be able to offer the widest range of learning options of any school in Reading, backed up by an excellent welfare structure. We encourage and project an ethos of mutual respect and support where the diversity of people’s backgrounds is used to enrich our community and everyone is treated with equal value and care. Staff are committed to working in partnership with students and parents to widen perspectives, raise expectations, give encouragement, offer guidance and help every child achieve their personal best. We celebrate and recognise all types of achievement to build self-belief and self-esteem and to create an enjoyable and rewarding learning atmosphere. We are rightly proud of our school and students and aim to give you a flavour of what we have to offer, but in order to fully appreciate for yourself the fantastic facilities and opportunities, I would encourage you to visit us to see the school in action for yourself.