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Sale! NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

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Study this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education and develop your knowledge of the health, wellbeing, and development of children from conception to seven years old.

  • Study from home and start working towards beginning your career in working with children.
  • Achieve up to 28 UCAS points for entry into university.
  • FREE access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education qualification.
  • Study from home at your own pace.

Course overview

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education is ideal for anyone wanting to start their journey towards working in a childcare setting.

During your studies, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of a child’s biological and psychological development up until the age of seven, and how to set appropriate milestones. You will also study the physical, emotional, and nutritional requirements of young children, as well as their exercise needs.

If you are hoping to start a career in childcare, once you have completed this course you can then progress to further studies, including the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) to become a qualified early years educator/nursery nurse.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You must be at least 16 years old to enrol on this course.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education.

Study Hours

Approximately 227 hours.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Qualification Number: 601/3998/5

Extra info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

In addition to studying your course materials, you will be required to carry out further reading and research to enhance your knowledge of the subject area that you will be studying.

Course duration

You will receive one year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education.

With this childcare and education course, you can achieve up to 28 UCAS points based on the grade you achieve. You can find out more about UCAS points here.


NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a NCFE CACHE qualification.

What's next?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you can progress to studying the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Year’s Workforce in order to become a fully qualified early year’s educator and practitioner. This course alone does not qualify you to work in an early year’s/childcare setting.


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