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NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (conversion)

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
3
Course Code:
EYR0069F
Awarding Body:
NCFE
Qualification:

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Start Date:
12 September

Who is the course for?

Learners must be at least 16 years old.

This qualification prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English at Grade 4/5 or above

OR Mathematics and English at F/S L2

What will I study on the course?

In order to achieve the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) learners must achieve a pass grade D or above in all externally set, internally assessed unit assessments for 14 mandatory units. Learners must also achieve a pass grade D or above for the external assessments CCE1 and DCE2 (externally set, externally assessed). Portfolio of Evidence, Task-based Controlled Assessment with A* D (Pass grade: D

This is a 2 year course where you will be in college 3 days and a practical placement for 2 days per week. During your college days you will have Tutorials, Direct Learning, Taster days and Enrichment build into your study bundle.

Age range Hours

Certificate Diploma Total

0 1 year 11 months 25 25 50

2 2 years 11 months 130 130 260

3 5 years 170 170 340

Specialised placement 40 60 100

such as 5 7 years

Total 365 385 750

You will build a portfolio of evidence for all internally assessed unit assessments (14 mandatory units). Learners must also achieve a pass grade D or above for the external assessments. These are assessed and marked with valid and accurate feedback to support your progression.

You will be observed in placement to when working in partnership with employers, decisions relating to learners competence must be made by qualified, occupationally competent Assessors.

- NCFE CACHE Level2 Award in Nutrition and Health

- Award in Paediatric First Aid Level 3

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Once the Diploma is achieved the progression to Higher Education you could progress into a career in the early years or childcare workforce or into a variety of specialist Higher Education (HE) courses in this sector and beyond or to a part time HE option for example,

- Primary School Teaching

- Nursing

- Child Phycology

- Foundation Degree in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as

- Early Years Educator

- practitioner in an early years workforce

- practitioner in reception classes in primary schools

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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