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What's Involved

If you are looking for a career working with children, then this qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas.

This is a full-time level 3 course.

You will study a range of units looking at professional skills required to work with children up to the age of 19 in the workplace.

Units will cover:

  • Communication skills;
  • Child development;
  • Professional practice;
  • Children's welfare;
  • Curriculum practice;
  • Safeguarding;
  • Working with parents.

All students complete placements in Early Years' settings on an alternate week basis.

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9 - 4 (A* to C) including English Language and maths;
  • Satisfactory interview;
  • Satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) check;
  • Satisfactory free writing task and Skillsbuilder test.

Where will it take me?

Employment in schools, day nurseries and playgroups. Students who complete all written work to a high standard and have excellent attendance, punctuality and conduct throughout may progress to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator) which could lead to university entrance.

Course Assessment Method

The course will be assessed by your tutor and assessor using a range of methods. This will include assignments and written tasks.You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor on three separate occasions throughout the year.

All subjects are compulsory. All students complete compulsory placement on an alternate week basis in an Early Years setting.

Where and When

Childcare And Education Level 3 Certificate CACHE - Study Programme

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
S108C3F-19 Full Time 02/09/2019 £2,882 £0 £2,882 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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