This is a full time course for students wishing to work in the childcare industry. Students will learn and gain the broad skills required to work in a range of settings, as well as the skills and behaviours expected in the professional sector. Students will undertaken a range of varied placements and gain a strong understanding of theoretical knowledge and practical skills
The 8 mandatory units covered in the course are:
Unit 1 Child development from conception to seven years
Unit 2 Children's health and well-being
Unit 3 Providing safe environments for children
Unit 4 Child health
Unit 6 Understanding children's additional needs
Unit 5 Play and learning
Unit 7 Observation, assessment and planning
Unit 8 Professional Practice Portfolio
Students should have a minimum of five GCSE's at grade 4 or above, this should include English and Maths. Students may progress from level 2 care courses with a minimum of a merit grade. All students will have an interview.
No previous experience is required
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education
In order to achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education learners must complete 8 mandatory unit as well as an Effective Practice Study Task (externally set and externally marked).
The students are required to undertake 5 hours additional work at home to enable them to complete assignments and prepare for assessments
All students are required to complete a work placement up to three hundred and seventy hours. This will be arranged by the college and setting.
The Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education prepares learners to progress on to the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator). The Diploma enables learners to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years.
Fees and Additional Costs
Costs will be kept to a minimum as far as possible. This can be discussed further at interview. Costs for work placement uniform and stationery will be required. All trips and visits will be mandatory, with costs met by the student.