CACHE L3 Certificate in Childcare and Education – January start- Part time

Overview

This part time course is suitable for adults aged 19+.

The Early Years qualification prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. This work-based course provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and assessment for people working in Early Years. It will enable you to work within the highest standards in childcare and be qualified to work responsibly and unsupervised in a childcare setting.

This course is designed specifically with workplace progression in mind, if you are currently employed in an early years setting and looking to take the next career-step then this is the course for you.

The course consists of 2 days at college (9.30-3.00). You will learn about child development, observation assessment and planning, the EYFS and related policy and procedures. You will also explore the importance of play and the role of the early years educator in the workplace.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will learn about child development, observation assessment and planning, the EYFS and related policy and procedures. You will also explore the importance of play and the role of the early years educator in the workplace.

Units are structured around four themes:

Theme 1: Health and well-being
Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
Theme 4: Professional development

Am I right for the course?

This course is designed specifically with workplace progression in mind, if you are currently employed in an early years setting and looking to take the next career-step then this is the course for you.

English at grade 3/D or above. At least 6 months prior experience of working/volunteering in an EYFS childcare setting for at least 15 hours/ 2 days a week and a reference from this childcare experience.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
A confirmed work or voluntary placement in an EYFS childcare setting for at least 15 hours/ 2 days per week for the duration of the course.
Our part-time provision is designed primarily for adult students aged 19 and over.

What Next?

For more information on the career opportunities available to you upon completion of this course visit the National Careers Service.

This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the sector. Alternatively, continue your studies with a Level 4 such as the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Potential careers:

  • Education & Childcare Inspector
  • Further Education Lecturer
  • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Learning Mentor
  • Nanny
  • Nursery School Teacher
  • Nursery Worker
  • Play Worker
  • School Administrator
  • School Teacher
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant/ Learning Support Assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Social Care Worker
  • Youth & Community Worker

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Fees

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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