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CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

Course Code: OSC1139
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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

    The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in childcare and education has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland,  and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

    This qualification is to guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to the children and young people's workforce and will provide progression to the Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care and Learning Development and Support Services workforce.

    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).

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "I am really pleased i enrolled"

    - Debra Mcmullan, Enfield

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

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