NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) plus Functional Skills Maths and English

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Become a fully qualified Nursery Nurse with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) course, including Functionals Skills in Maths and English.

  • Fully accredited CACHE Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator
  • Become a fully qualified Nursery Nurse
  • Successful students are qualified and work ready
  • Study alongside your work or placement
  • Assessor visit included and organised by us around you
  • Earn 32 UCAS points to support application for higher education
  • Set up your career in early years childcare
  • Functional skills maths and English included
  • Add on your exams
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Course overview

Become a fully qualified Nursery Nurse with this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) course.

Successful students will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator working with children 0-5.

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.

Upon completion of the course, students will also earn 32 UCAS points, which can be used towards further education in childcare studies.

In order to enrol on this course, students will need:

  • To be working, or on placement, in a nursery in mainland England
  • Support from a workplace mentor

Students will be visited by an assessor 3 times during the duration of the course as part of the overall assessment.

This package also includes Functionals Skills English and Maths, which you will need in order to secure employment which counts in the Level 3 staff: child ratios in childcare settings. You will be responsible for booking and paying for your own exams.

Join over 100,000 people who have enrolled with Open Study College, and begin your journey to your dream job working in childcare.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will be able to practice as a fully qualified nursery nurse. You will also recieve your Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications.

Entry Requirements

You mus be 16 years of age. You will also need to have a placement in an early years setting in mainland England.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments. Workplace observations. 4 paper exams for functional skills.

Course content

Qualification Number: 601/2629/2

Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce Early Years Educator

Extra info

Course Duration

You will have 24 months to complete all 3 courses in this package. This allows you to work at your own pace. You will also need to complete 350 placement hours, across 3 age ranges (0 to 1 year 11 months; 2 to 2 years 11 months; 3 to 5 years)

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 to you or sent to you via email. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Once you have successfully completed your course and assessments, you will be ready to work with children aged 5 and below as a fully qualified nursery nurse.

You will also receive your functional skills maths and English qualifications.

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. 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.

Assessment

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

All units are internally assessed. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice
  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments

Functional Skills English exam

The exam consists of 3 papers which are detailed below.

Functional Skills Maths exam

The exam consists of 1 paper which has 2 sections:

Exam details

Functional Skills English exam: Paper 1 - Speaking, listening and communication

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Weight: 33.3%
  • Assessment format: Students must take part in in a range of speaking activities

Functional Skills English exam: Paper 2 - Reading

  • Type: Onscreen assessment or paper-based
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Weight: 33.3%
  • Total marks: 30
  • Assessment format: Students will read and answer questions on three texts

Functional Skills English exam: Paper 3 - Writing

  • Type: Onscreen assessment or paper-based
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Weighting: 33.3%
  • Total marks: 30
  • Assessment format: Students will complete two writing tasks

Functional Skills Maths exam: Paper 1 -

The exam consists of 1 paper which has 2 sections:

Non-calculator

  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Weighting: 25%
  • Marks: 16 in total
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment

Calculator

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighting: 75%
  • Marks: 48 in total
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment
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