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

Course codes: OSC1362 / OSC1363
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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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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

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
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