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Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Course Information

Course Level
– 3
Course Type – CACHE Technical
Specific Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at Grade 4 including Maths or English.
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18

About The Course

The Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) prepares you to become Early Years Educators, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge and understanding of children aged 5 to 7 years.

As part of this course, you will learn through practical application by undertaking an industry work placement. The placement will be in a range of nursery and childcare settings to allow you to work with different age groups

How Is The Course Taught?

The course will be taught within a variety of learning environments, ranging from our fully equipped bright and colourful nursery classroom, the LRC, think tank and our classrooms in our computer suite.

The course is taught by three members of staff with a range of vocational experience within early years.

How will I be Assessed?

There are many ways in which assessment takes place, this is, typed assignments, questions and answer, professional discussions and group work such as posters and presentations.

A work experience unit will also be assessed by teachers visiting you within your placement. There is a controlled assessment within this qualification and this is externally marked.

What does it lead to?

The Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) enables you to access Higher Education and/or alternatively, you can progress into various employment roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as Early Years Educator, a practitioner in day nurseries and a practitioner in nursery schools.

Our level 3 students can choose to go to both employment and Higher Education to study Early Childhood Studies. If the employment route is chosen, depending on the role, you can expect to earn between £17,680 per year for a Nursery Assistant/Nanny Role. If you progress to Management within Early Years, you can expect to earn between £22,880 per year.

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