CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) 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 Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) L3 is the must have qualification. It is for all those the wish to work with children from birth – 5 years of age.

This qualification will show you have been trained to the highest standard. This course carries UCAS points.


Course requirements

All learners must have 5 GSCEs, grade C and above, or grade 4 and above. These grades must include a ‘C’ or ‘4’ in Maths and/or English. There is opportunity to attend 1 GCSE course (maths or English) alongside this main qualification. BTEC or CACHE equivalents will be taken into consideration.

You will also need a clear criminal check by the Disclosure and Barring service.

Options will be discussed in a short assessment and intervie


What will I do?

The CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) L3 is a two-year course. 3 days in college and 2 days in placement per week.

The first year you will need to complete 7 units of study, a controlled assessment, and a portfolio of evidence from various placements.

If you have successfully completed these requirements, you will gain your Certificate of Childcare and Education, and you can progress to the second year.

In the second year you will need to complete 6 units of study, a controlled assessment and a portfolio of evidence from various placements including a specialist placement.


What will it give me?

On successful completion of these requirements, you will gain a L3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, (Early Years Educator) and a license to practice.


Materials needed

A college T-shirt to be worn in placement. A CACHE L3 Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) text book.


What can I do when I finish?

Progression internally: - to 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: -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 teachers and children with special educational needs, Crèche leader, playgroup leader, pre-school leader, out of schools clubs, toy library leader.


What next?

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