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CACHE L3 Early Years Educator: Diploma in Childcare and Education at Altrincham College

Course description

These qulaifications prepare you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the Children's Workforce Sector.

Course content

A 2 year vocational course requiring 3 days a week in school and 1-2 days in a variety of placements within school and nurseries. There are 14 units covering a wide variety of topics including:

Child Development (0-7yrs)

Providing Safe Environments

Children's Health and Well-Being

Preparing for School Readiness


Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades A*-C including English Language and Maths. A grade C in a science subject would be an advantage to those considering university entrance on to a teaching degree.


Unit Assessment will be spread throughout the duration of the course and will be externally set and internally assessed by course teachers.

Effective Practice Study and Extended Assessment Task will be externally set and assessed.

Future opportunities

Learners can use this qualification to progress to Higher Education to study for a degree or directly into the work place.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years