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Childcare and Education (EYE) Level 3 - CACHE Level 3 Certificate at Exeter College

Course description

You will be taught through a variety of techniques including lectures, discussions, group work and practical activities. You will gain the skills to communicate with your peers, staff and children, to develop a range of academic skills and produce coursework to a high standard.

Course content

The course is divided into core and specialist units covering childcare related topics such as:

  • Supporting emergent literacy
  • Preparing for school readiness
  • International perspectives
  • Reflective practice for professional development

Entry requirements

You need at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and maths). You also need GCSE Science at Grade D or above. You will need a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check which will be undertaken as part of the application process.


The majority of the course if assessed through asignments and professional practice units are assessed through work experience and production of a Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP). There are 750 hours of assessed work experience which is a mandatory part of the programme*. You will attend a range of organised work placements, working with a range of age groups including babies, pre-school and Key Stage 1. There is also an externally assessed assignment.

Financial information

You will need to pay for the following: trips and professional development opportunities  approx: £210 (inc. year 1 costs),  £20 and general stationery and memory sticks. 

Future opportunities

This is a new course which has been developed to provide your with the new Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification for employment in Early Years settings. Settings might include working in a nursery as an Early Years Educator, Nanny, Children's rep overseas. It is also equivilent in size to three A Levels (max 420 UCAS points) and can therefore also be used as access to Higher Education courses such as teaching, nursing or childhood studies.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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