CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

Course code: OSC1139
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Perfect for those working or wanting to work in an early years education setting or care. Learn the necessary skills needed for a child’s development…

  • 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
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course.
Course overview

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education provides an excellent knowledge base in childcare and education. It’s ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and aspire to achieve a career working in childcare.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Course Duration

Up to 1 year

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education.

Study Hours

Approximately 227 hours.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Qualification Number: 601/3998/5

  • 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
  • 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
Extra info

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 1 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.

After completing 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).

Awarding Body

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.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. 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

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

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.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts 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

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

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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