NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare & Education (EYE)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: A combination of practical assignments, internally/externally 80% coursework & 20% external assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required. It would also be preferable if you have achieved a Grade 4 in Science. If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths you will not be able to study this Level 3 course.

This two-year Early Years Education (EYE) course, combined with practical experience, will prepare you for a career working with children from birth to five years.

Your course

The course covers a range of subjects including:

  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing
  • Play and Learning
  • Understanding Children’s Additional Needs
  • Preparing for School Readiness
  • Professional Practice Portfolio

You will also be expected to attend work placement for which you must be prepared to travel.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out on your suitability to work with children which you will be required to pay for, currently £40.00 (price subject to change).

Entry requirements

Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements.

If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths you will not be able to study this Level 3 course.

It would also be preferable if you have achieved a Grade 4 in Science.

Higher Education Progression

Many of our students progress onto the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Selby College or apply for university.

Potential Careers

  • Teacher
  • Childminder
  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Youth and Community Officer

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: A combination of practical assignments, internally/externally 80% coursework & 20% external assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. If the subject applied for has been taken previously, then at least a Grade 4 at GCSE or Merit at BTEC or OCR Level 2 is required. It would also be preferable if you have achieved a Grade 4 in Science. If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths you will not be able to study this Level 3 course.

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