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 90,000 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

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

  • Unit 1 (L/505/9300): Support Healthy Lifestyles for Children through the Provision of Food and Nutrition - GLH 20
  • Unit 2 (A/505/9809): Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Children through Exercise - GLH 8
  • Unit 3 (M/505/9810): Support Physical Care Routines for Children - GLH 15
  • Unit 4 (T/505/9811): Promote Children’s Emotional Well-Being - GLH 14
  • Unit 5 (A/505/9812): Understand How to Support Children Who Are Unwell - GLH 19
  • Unit 1 (F/505/9813): Understand Legislation Relating to the Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare of Children - 21 GLH
  • Unit 2 (J/505/9814): Use Legislation Relating to the Health and Safety of Children - GLH 20
  • Unit 3 (L/505/9815): Follow Legislation Relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice - GLH 21
  • Unit 4 (R/505/9816): Working in Partnership - GLH 15
  • Unit 5 (F/505/9830): Engage in Professional Development - GLH 15
  • Unit 1 (Y/505/9817): Understand the Value of Play in Early Years - GLH 20
  • Unit 2 (D/505/9818): Plan, Lead and Review Play Opportunities Which Support Children’s Learning and Development - GLH 22
  • Unit 3 (H/505/9819): Promote Enabling Play Environments - GLH 16
  • Unit 4 (Y/505/9820): Developing Children’s Emergent Literacy Skills - GLH 25
  • Unit 5 (D/505/9821): Developing Children’s Emergent Mathematical Skills - GLH 34
  • Unit 6 (H/505/9822): Support Children’s Transition to School - GLH 17
  • Unit 7 (K/505/9823): Develop Children’s Cognitive Skills - GLH 20
  • Unit 8 (M/505/9824): Promote Children’s Speech, Language and Communication - GLH 21
  • Unit 9 (A/505/9826): Promoting Children’s Physical Development - GLH 19
  • Unit 10 (T/505/9825): Promoting Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development - GLH 23
  • Unit 11 (F/505/9827): Support Children with Additional Needs - GLH 30
  • Unit 12 (J/505/9828): Use Observation, Assessment and Planning to Promote the Development of Children - GLH 37
  • Unit 13 (L/505/9829): Use Longitudinal Studies to Observe, Assess and Plan for Children’s Needs - GLH 34

Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2

  • Extracting relevant information
  • Following narratives and line of arguments
  • Communication information, ideas and opinions
  • Making requests and asking questions
  • Expressing opinions and arguments
  • Using language effectively
  • Making relevant and constructive contributions
  • Adapting contributions
  • Interjecting and redirecting discussions
  • Identify key information needed for a range of situations
  • Compare information, ideas and opinions
  • Identify implicit and inferred meaning
  • Understand the relationship between textual features and devices
  • Use a range of reference materials and appropriate resources
  • Understand organisational features
  • Analyses texts of different complexity
  • Follow and identify different points of an argument
  • Identify different styles of writing and writers voice
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Communicating information, ideas and opinions effectively and clearly
  • Writing texts to meet the needs of purpose and audience
  • Organising writing for different purposes
  • Using different language and register
  • Constructing complex sentences

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2

  • Positive and negative numbers
  • Addition and subtraction in a practical context
  • Multiplication and division in a practical context
  • Factors and multiples
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Estimation
  • Ratios
  • Scaling quantities
  • Using map scales
  • Percentages
  • Converting percentages, fractions and decimals
  • Compound interest
  • Substituting equations
  • Simplifying equations and multiplying out brackets
  • Changing the subject of an equation
  • Solving simple equations
  • Unit conversion
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Density
  • Perimeter and area of 2D shapes
  • Circumference
  • Volume
  • 3D shapes
  • Elevations and plans
  • Coordinates
  • Qualitative and quantitative data
  • Continuous and discrete data
  • Simple statistical tests on data
  • Graphs and charts
  • Comparing data
  • Understanding probability
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
Q&As

You will need to be at least 16 years of age to enrol onto this course. You will also need to have a placement in an early years setting in mainland England. Students also must have basic IT skills and be fluent in English Language.

All 3 courses in this package must be completed in 24 months. You must also have completed a recommended 350 placement hours.

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

The Functional Skills courses are assessed by external exams.

  • 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
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. The recommended number of placement hours for this course is 350 hours. It is important that your work placement is across the age range from 0-5 years. It is essential you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified level 3 mentor. An assessor will also need to sign off any additional evidence that you provide for assessment relating to your placement.

No, everything you need is included in the cost.

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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