The Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education prepares learners for Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator). It provides learners with knowledge with children from birth to 7 years and practical experience working with children from birth to 5 years.
Please see the Points/grade calculator for details of the UCAS Tariff points awarded for this qualification.
London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience.
Learners are able to:
- Gain Teacher support
- Access LCPS online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal)
- Acquire Assignments briefing
- Receive Excellent quality of study notes
- Obtain Assignment marking and feedback
- Access Free Online library.
- Gain Fully accredited UK courses
- Receive Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday)
- Gain Full support until the completion of the course
NCFE / Cache Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
The programme is available in 2 duration modes:
- 09 Months
- 12 Months
- Blended Learning
Learners must be 16 years of age or above.
GCSE or equivalent Math’s and English grade C or above. You will need to have a placement in an early year setting in mainland England with support from a workplace mentor.
In order to achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education learners must pass 8
|Unit no.||Unit title||Level||Hours*|
|Unit 1||Child development from conception to seven years||3||148|
|Unit 2||Children’s health and well-being||3||79|
|Unit 3||Providing safe environments for children||3||34|
|Unit 4||Child health||3||68|
|Unit 5||Play and learning||3||69|
|Unit 6||Understanding children’s additional needs||3||34|
|Unit 7||Observation, assessment, and planning||3||99|
|Unit 8||Professional Practice Portfolio 1||3||94|
Including job roles (where applicable)
Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto the NCFE Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (601/3999/7) and then onto the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (601/4000/8)
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator).
Tutor-marked assignments. Workplace observations.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners can progress into various unsupervised job roles in the statutory, voluntary, or private sectors such as (this list is not exhaustive):
- Early Years Educator
- practitioner in day nurseries
- practitioner in nursery schools
- practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
- pre-school worker
- home based childcare