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CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

Course code: OSC1139

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Kick-start your career in childcare, from home!

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.  

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in childcare and education this CACHE Level 3 Award course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in childcare and education
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career working in childcare

This CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of child and young person development
  • Develop your knowledge in children’s health and wellbeing
  • Achieve up to 28 UCAS points for entry into university 
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 27th August
Course Content

Qualification Number: 601/3998/5

Unit 1: Child development from conception to seven years

(F/506/5384, Unit Level 3; GLH:148)

  • Biological and psychological development of children from birth to seven years
  • Roles of an early years practitioner
  • Active steps an early years practitioner take
  • Frameworks that can be applied to young children’s development
  • Setting appropriate milestones for development
Unit 2: Children’s Health and Wellbeing

(J/506/5385, Unit Level 3; GLH:79)

  • Physical and emotional needs of young children
  • Dietary and nutritional requirements
  • Health and safety
  • Emotional needs during stressful or transitional moments
  • The need for regular exercise
Other Information
Assessment

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.

Course Duration

You will receive a full 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 the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education.

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Upon completion of this course learners will be able to progress onto the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (VRQ), and then on to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ).

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however you must be at least 16 years of age.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

 

* Not included with the online study option

Do I need to be working in a care role to enrol onto this course?

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge only qualification.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your NCFE CACHE Award.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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I am really pleased i enrolled

I am enjoying it I've never done anything to do with childcare before. I am really pleased i enrolled.

- Debra Mcmullan

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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