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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.

Course details

The course is rewarding, challenging and intensive and requires a great deal of commitment and motivation. You will need to be able to research and work independently both in college and for a substantial amount of time at home. In order to aid holistic delivery and assessment the units are structured around the following 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

Time spent working across the age ranges is required for the achievement of this qualification and your assessor will need to evidence this. 0 to 1 year and 11 months: approx. 1 week 2 to 2 years and 11 months: approx. 1 month 3 to 5 years: approx. 1 term

Entry guidelines
  • GCSE Grade 4/C in English and maths (or equivalent).
  • A letter from your employer confirming roles and responsibilities will be required prior to or at interview.
  • Be employed or have extensive experience as a volunteer with a commitment of at least 12 hours per week in the work place throughout the duration of the course.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

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Assessment Method

During your course you will be supported by a trainer assessor who will complete observations at your workplace. Assessment is via e-portfolio. To gain this qualification you will need to

  • Pass all internally assessed units.
  • Longitudinal study (Unit 3.15)
Additional Information

Vocational competency is gained with children from birth to 5 years and knowledge only with children from 5 to 7 years.

Where can I progress to?

When you have successfully completed your course, you may be able to progress to N100 CACHE Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner. There are many employment opportunties in the childcare and education sector, such as classroom assistant, nursery nurse and child care practitioner. You will be qualified to supervise children and be well positioned for career progression to management

When does this course run?

  • Starts 19th Sep 2018 - Ends 29th Jul 2020 Ref N090K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2500.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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