Technical Diploma Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3


Course Assessment Method

Units are assessed internally and marked by your tutor. You must achieve a D grade/pass grade to be awarded the unit.

There will be one externally marked, controlled assessment.

When assessing competence, direct observation of learners in a real work environment (placement) covering all the following age ranges:

> 0 to 1 year 11 months

> 2 to 2 years 11 months

> 3 to 5 years

Entry Requirements

You will need to have successfully completed the NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

Course overview

The Technical 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 5 to 7 years, or access Higher Education. Students will access 750 hours of practical work experience covering the age ranges from birth to 5 years.

For this course you will spend 2 days in placement and 3 days in college.

The units of study are;

> Supporting emergent literacy

> Supporting emergent mathematics

> Preparing for school readiness

> International perspectives

> Reflective practice for professional development

> Professional partnerships in early years

> Professional practice portfolio

*subject to change

As part of your level 3 study programme there is an expectation that learners will participate in the Government Industrial Placement trial during their course placement element.

For participating in the trial learners will receive extra benefits such as pay for food and travel, reimbursed DBS and uniform fees and a financial bonus on successful completion*

*subject to conditions

What's Next

This qualification prepares learners 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 learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education.

Completion of this Technical Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education will provide you with the following UCAS points:

Grade Tariff 2017*

> A* 168

> A 144

> B 120

> C 96

> D 72

Course Information
Qualification Type: Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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