Certificate in Childcare and Education L3

Full Time · Childcare/Early Years · Bishop Auckland Campus

05 September 2022 - 30 June 2023
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
09:15 - 17:00
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Early Years Educator Qualification is the must have qualification. It is for all those wanting to work with children from birth to five years of age.
This CACHE Level 3 Certificate will show that you have been trained to the highest standards.

Here at Bishop Auckland College there are an array of enrichment opportunities available for you to access as part of the course. We are using Turing Funding this academic year to visit Italy with a Reggio Emilia focus to support the teaching and learning on the course. We have developed excellent community links with local settings – this has involved Forest School sessions with local nursery children in the grounds of Auckland Castle.

Course requirements

Minimum 4 GCSE’s at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) or equivalent, including a C or above in Maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area. A clear criminal record check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

What will I do?

The CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education Level 3 is a two year course, the content of which is divided into four themes:

  • Health & well-being
  • Legislation, Frameworks & Professional practice
  • Play, Development & Learning for school readiness
  • Professional Development
  • Placement hours are required

Assessment of skill competency will take place in the real working environment across three different age ranges 0-5 years old.

What will it give me?

This qualification will provide you with a licence to practice and the status of being an Early years Educator. It will also give you a Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education.

Materials needed

A college t-shirt to be worn in work placement, and a CACHE Diploma Level 3 textbook.

What can I do when I finish?

You could progress internally with foundation degree Levels 4 and 5 depending upon achievement, attendance and motivation or progress to university and higher education depending on grades and UCAS points.
You will also have employment opportunities such as working in child and family centres, community, day and hospital nurseries, child minding, nanny work and children’s play supervision for holiday companies. Early Years Educators may also work in primary schools to support the work of teachers, become special needs assistants and playgroup and pre-school leaders.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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