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

  • 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
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

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

This package also includes GCSE English and Foundation Maths, which you will need in order to secure employment which counts in the Level 3 staff: child ratios in childcare settings.  Choose to add on your exams for your GCSE’s and we can book these for you!

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

Course Duration

Up to 24 months

Course Outcome

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

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a placement in an early years setting in mainland England with support from a workplace mentor.

Assessment

Direct observation of practice. Written assignments. GCSE exams.

Course Content

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

GCSE Foundation Mathematics

  • Positive and Negative Numbers
  • Ordering
  • Adding and Subtracting
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Order of Operations
  • Place Value
  • Powers and Roots
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Divisibility Tests
  • Prime Numbers
  • Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple
  • Decimals
  • Ordering Decimals
  • Adding and Subtracting
  • Multiplying and Dividing
  • Standard Form
  • Multiplying and Dividing
  • Adding and Subtracting
  • Fractions
  • Simplifying Fractions
  • Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Ordering Fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting
  • Multiplying
  • Dividing
  • Fraction of a Number
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Converting Between Fractions and Decimals
  • Converting Between Fractions and Percentages
  • Converting Between Percentages and Decimals
  • Exact Calculations
  • Indices
  • Using Pi in Calculations
  • Rounding and Estimation
  • Rounding Integers
  • Rounding to Decimal Places
  • Rounding to Significant Figures
  • Estimation
  • Using a Calculator
  • Measures
  • Standard Units
  • Compound Units
  • Error Intervals
  • Notation and Expressions
  • Terminology
  • Notation
  • Simplifying Expressions – Collecting Like Terms
  • Expanding and Factorising 1
  • Expanding Single Brackets
  • Factorising Single Brackets
  • Substitution
  • Formulae
  • Identities
  • Rearranging
  • Functions
  • Rearranging Equations
  • Expanding and Factorising 2
  • Expanding Double Brackets
  • Factorising Double Brackets
  • Difference of Two Squares
  • Straight Line Graphs
  • Plotting Straight Line Graphs
  • Equation of a Straight Line 1
  • Parallel Lines
  • Equation of a Straight Line 2
  • Quadratic Graphs
  • Plotting Quadratic Graphs
  • Properties of Quadratic Graphs
  • Sketching Functions
  • Cubic Graphs
  • Reciprocal Graphs
  • Real Life Graphs
  • Distance-Time Graphs
  • Straight Line Graphs – Real Life Problems
  • Real Life Graphs
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Linear Equations with Unknowns on One Side
  • Linear Equations with Unknowns on Both Sides
  • Solving Quadratic Equations
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations Algebraically – Elimination
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations Algebraically – Substitution
  • Solving Inequalities
  • Sequence Rules
  • Term to Term Rules
  • Position to Term Rules
  • Finding the nth term
  • Special Sequences
  • Measuring
  • Scales
  • Angles and Bearings
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Rectangle
  • Triangle
  • Parallelogram
  • Trapezium
  • Compound Shapes
  • Angle Rules
  • Types of Angles
  • Angles and Lines
  • Angles in a Triangle and Quadrilateral
  • Angles in Polygons
  • Loci and Construction
  • Perpendicular Bisector
  • Angle Bisector
  • Loci
  • Circles
  • Terminology
  • Area and Circumference
  • Arcs and Sectors
  • 3D Shapes
  • Plans, Elevations and Nets
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Transformations
  • Transformations
  • Translations
  • Reflections
  • Rotations
  • Enlargements
  • Combinations
  • Rotational Symmetry
  • Vectors
  • Pythagoras Theorem
  • Trigonometry
  • Missing sides
  • Missing angles
  • Ratios
  • Ratio
  • Percentages
  • Finding a percentage of a number
  • Simple Interest
  • Percentage Change
  • Original value
  • Proportion
  • Direct Proportion
  • Inverse Proportion
  • Growth and Decay
  • Congruence and Similarity
  • Congruence
  • Similarity
  • Probability Experiments
  • Probability Scales and Notation
  • Expected Outcomes
  • Mutually Exclusive Events
  • Sets
  • Notation
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Tree Diagrams
  • Collecting Data
  • Sampling
  • Frequency Tables
  • Statistical Diagrams
  • Pictograms
  • Bar Charts
  • Pie Charts
  • Histograms
  • Scatter Graphs and Correlation
  • Averages
  • Mean
  • Mode
  • Median
  • Range
  • Grouped Data

GCSE English Language

  • Common errors
  • Punctuation, rules and conventions
  • Spelling
  • Nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraphing
  • Literature fiction texts
  • Planning your writing
  • Descriptive writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Exploring different styles of writing
  • Language
  • Summary writing
  • Choosing a topic
  • Presentation techniques
  • Responding to questions and feedback
  • Tips for the exam
Extra Info

Assessment

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

All units for this part of the course 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
  • Students will be visited by an assessor 3 times during the duration of the course as part of the overall assessment.

    GCSE Mathematics

    To achieve a GCSE in Foundation Mathematics you will be assessed across the 4 sections. Please note, the highest grade you can achieve is Grade 5. If you wish to study Higher Mathematics instead, please contact us. Components will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

    GCSE English Language

    To achieve a GCSE in English Language you will be assessed across all units. There are 2 paper-based examinations and a spoken language assessment. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

    Course Duration

    You will have up to 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.

    Once you have passed your GCSE exams, you will also receive your GCSE 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.

    Exam details

    GCSE Maths: Paper 1 - Non Calculator
    • Type: Written examination
    • Duration: 1 Hour
    • Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
    • Total Marks: 80
    • Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
    • Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems
    GCSE Maths: Paper 2: Non-Calculator
    • Type: Written examination
    • Duration: 1 Hour
    • Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
    • Total Marks: 80
    • Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
    • Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems
    GCSE Maths: Paper 3 - Calculator
    • Type: Written examination
    • Duration: 1 Hours
    • Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
    • Total Marks: 80
    • Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
    • Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems
    GCSE English: Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

    What’s assessed

    Section A: Reading

    • one literature fiction text

    Section B: Writing

    • descriptive or narrative writing

    Assessment

    • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • 80 marks
    • 50% of GCSE

    Questions

    Reading (40 marks / 25% – one single text)

    • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)
    • 2 longer form questions (2 x 8 marks)
    • 1 extended question (1 x 20 marks)

    Writing (40 marks / 25%)

    • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)
    GCSE English Paper 2: - Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives

    What’s assessed

    Section A: Reading

    • one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

    Section B: Writing

    • writing to present a viewpoint

    Assessment

    • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • 80 marks
    • 50% of GCSE

    Questions

    Reading (40 marks / 25% – two linked texts)

    • 1 short form question (1 x 4 marks)
    • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)
    • 1 extended question (1 x 16 marks)

    Writing (40 marks / 25%)

    • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)

    Non-examination assessment: Spoken Language

    What’s assessed

    • presenting
    • responding to questions and feedback
    • use of Standard English
    Q&As

    You will need to be at least 16 years of age to enrol onto this course. You will need to have a placement in an early years setting in mainland England with support from a workplace mentor. 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 GCSE courses are assessed by external exams. If you choose to add on your exams, we will book these for you. If you don’t add on your exams, you will be responsible for booking and paying for these exams. Please note, the highest grade you can achieve in GCSE Foundation Mathematics is Grade 5. If you wish to study Higher Mathematics instead, please contact us.

    • Dedicated personal tutor support
    • Dedicated student support
    • Assignment marking and feedback
    • FREE CV writing 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.

    If you don’t add on your exams, you will be responsible for booking and paying for the GCSE Maths and English exams.

    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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