Level 3 Diploma Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Part Time

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSE subjects with 4 points or C grade and above, including 4 points or C grade in English or maths. Alternatively progression from Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education at grade B or above, as well as GCSE English or maths at grade C or above.

To complete the placement aspect of this course, you will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure DBS check. We will contact you prior to enrolment to arrange this check. Please do not purchase your DBS through an external company as external DBS checks may not be accepted by us or our placement settings.

What's Involved

Course overview

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE) qualification is a Part time programme run over 18 months and you can enrol at any point throughout the academic year.

This qualification prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, which enables you 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 learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Whilst in college you will gain knowledge and understanding of working under supervision with children in a wide range of settings. While you are on placement, you will gain practical experience working with children aged from birth to 5 years. Throughout the programme you will spend two days per week in a practical placement; a minimum of 350 hours split across the age ranges must be achieved over the programme.

In order to aid holistic delivery and assessment the units have been 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

The programme is made up of 23 mandatory units and all units must be completed.

There are no UCAS points awarded for this programme.

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed by your tutor through a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments.

Complete a longitudinal study set by awarding body and demonstrate competency in a real work environment.

What's Next

Gain employment as an Early Years Educator in a range of childcare settings or further your studies with a Foundation Degree in Early Years.

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 does it Cost?

Full time further education course tuition fees are free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies, however if you are 19 years or over tuition fees will apply.

Course costs

Costs shown are per course

16-18 - £N/A

19-23 £2882.00

24+ £2882.00

This course could be free depending on your personal circumstances. Please contact the college on 01325 503030 for further information about assistance with course fees.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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