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Child Care, Education and Teacher Training

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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

Entry Requirements

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).

Home Study

The students are required to undertake 5 hours additional work at home to enable them to complete assignments and prepare for assessments

Work Placement

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.

Additional Information

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