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Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Education) Level 3 Diploma at Northampton College

Course description

This qualification is designed to help students build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 7 years. The course covers a variety of units giving an in-depth understanding of the health and education needs of children including the Early Years Foundation Stage. The method of learning is by a mixture of classroom based activity and work placements. The CACHE Level 3 Diploma gives the student a broad educational foundation for employment and careers in many areas within Early Years. You will spend 2 days a week in a work placement, building up a Personal Placement Record, plus block weeks. And is structured around four themes: - 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

Course content

All those who wish to work at an unsupervised level in the childcare workforce or wish to progress to Higher Education.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics or CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care plus GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C.


It will be internally and externally assessed by a range of methods. This will include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Future opportunities

Opportunities include:- Apprenticeship- University- Work in a supervisory role

Further information

Other Costs: - Stationery/Resources - £20 approximately - Text Books - £20 approximately- Uniform - £15 approximately (Payable at enrolment) - DBS - tbc (Payable during induction) If you are 19 or over at the start of the course you will pay Awarding Board Registration Fees (£165 approximately) at enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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