CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education L3

Course starts usually in September
Full time course days are ( TBC )
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Level 3
Cost or fee remission information
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.


Course requirements

All learners must have a GCSE in English and Mathematics at C grade or above (no equivalents) before beginning their learning journey to become an Early Years Educator. Three other subjects at C grade or above, equivalent BTEC qualifications will be considered. Interview and short assessment. A clear criminal record check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


What will I do?

The CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education L3is 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. Work experience includes a minimum of 730 placement hours (2 days a week).

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. A CACHE Diploma Level 3 text book.


What can I do when I finish?

Progression internally: a foundation degree levels 4 and 5 depending upon achievement, attendance and motivation. Progression to university: higher education depending on grades and UCAS points.

Employment opportunities include: child and family centres; community nursery; nursery supervisor; day nurseries; and hospital nurseries. Child-minding, nanny work, a children's play supervisor for a holiday company.

Early Years Educators may also work in primary schools to support the work of teachers. Support special needs assistant. Crèche leader, playgroup leader, pre-school leader, out of school clubs, toy library leader.


What next?

If you would like to apply, please click on the APPLY section below. Thank you.

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