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Child Care, Education and Teacher Training

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This is a two year 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 . Students who successful complete this course will be fully licenced to practice at Level 3 or can gain ucas points to attend university

Course content - Year One 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 EPS - Effective practice Study - External unit Course content - Year Two Unit 9 Supporting emergent literacy Unit 10 Supporting emergent mathematics Unit 11 Preparing for school readiness Unit 12 International perspectives Unit 13 Reflective practice for professional development Unit 14 Professional partnerships in early years Unit 15 Professional practice portfolio 2 EA - Extended assessment - external unit

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 necessary, students will be supported in developing a range of professional skills through out the course


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE)


In order to achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education learners must complete 15 mandatory, internally set units as well as an Effective Practice Study Task and an Extended assessment (both externally set and externally marked). This is completed in a range of formats including essays, professional discussion and direct observation

Home Study

The students are required to undertake additional independent study to enable them to complete assignments and prepare for assessments and placement activities

Work Placement

All students are required to complete two days per week work placement and a minimum of one block week per term. An overall requirement of 750 hours across a range of three age groups are required to successfully complete the course


The Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator ) enables progression directly into the work place as a level three practitioner or onto a range of Higher Education courses linked to Early years and Education

Fees and Additional Costs

Costs for work placement uniform and stationery will be required and It is strongly recommended students purchase the supporting text book . All trips and visits will be mandatory, with costs met by the student.

Additional Information

Students are required to produce the relevant paperwork to apply for a DBS , this is applied for through the college and is a legal requirement to undertake work placement in early years settings

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