Become a fully qualified Nursery Nurse with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) course.
The Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) enables learners to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years. Upon achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education it is intended those learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.
This qualification has the following UCAS Points – D – 72, C – 96, B – 120, A – 144, A* – 168.
The Level 2 certificate in principles of business and administration provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and In-class learning. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience.
Learners are able to:
- Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments
- 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:
- 15 Months
- 24 Months
- Blended Learning
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 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) learners must complete 15 mandatory units, including all the criteria. Learners must know about which is contained within the delivery guidance. Learners must also complete an Effective Practice Study Task and one Extended Assessment (externally set, externally marked).
- This table shows the estimated total hours for each unit. Please see the unit details for a breakdown of guided learning and non-guided learning hours
|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|
|Unit 9||Supporting emergent literacy||3||69|
|Unit 10||Supporting emergent mathematics||3||69|
|Unit 11||Preparing for school readiness||3||67|
|Unit 12||International perspectives||3||68|
|Unit 13||Reflective practice for professional development||3||115|
|Unit 14||Professional partnerships in Early Years||3||104|
|Unit 15||Professional Practice Portfolio 2||3||165|
The Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged from 5 to 7 years.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator).
Tutor-marked assignments. Workplace observations.
What is a nested qualification?
This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, and Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and Top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education.
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