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Childcare & Early Years Education

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce, pathway 2: Children and Young People's Social Care is designed for people working in settings such as residential care homes, residential special schools, therapeutic communities, secure children's homes and are responsible for promoting a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe and secure environment for the children and young people in their care.

The CACHE level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that students will be able to enter the workforce as early years educators.

This qualification has been designed for students who want to work in early year's childcare and education as an Early Years Educator. The high level of skills required to achieve this qualification also enables students to progress to Higher Education (UCAS tariff points available)

Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that students will progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education which on completion will enable progression into Higher Education.

There is also the option to step off at Certificate and gain employment in a supervised early year's role or top up A levels and progress to Higher Education sooner.

This course has multiple start dates throughout the academic year. To gain the qualification students will need to achieve 44 credits (11 mandatory units and approx 4 optional units). Candidates are expected to develop and demonstrate knowledge and practical competence to a National Standard at Level 3.

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting including an understanding of child and young person development.

Age range covered is birth to 25 years (extended age range takes account of entitlements for children and young people with complex disabilities or conditions).

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) serves as the required qualification under The Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015.

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