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Level 3 CACHE Diploma
Two-Year Course

This course is for people with a keen interest in working with children or young people at a professional level.

You will learn about all aspects of children’s care and education, including:

  • Promoting communication
  • Equality and diversity
  • Implementing duty of care in children and young people’s settings
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Context and principles for early years provision
  • Professional practice in early years settings
  • Working with babies and young children to promote their development and learning.

How will I learn?
There will be a mixture of theory and practical, hands-on, activities to keep you interested throughout the course. You will take part in discussions, lectures, group work, research tasks, videos and many other interactive activities to help you learn. As well as attending the Studio School, you will undertake work experience in a school or nursery for at least 12 hours a week.

How will I be assessed?
Written tasks will assess your knowledge and understanding, while observations of your work with children in a professional environment will test your practical ability. All units are internally assessed and there are no examinations. You will complete assignments for each unit and these could include: written essays, verbal reports, assessed role-play and presentations, case studies, observations, diaries or journals.

General Entry Requirements
Four GCSEs at Grade C or above, OR a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level. You will also need an 87% attendance record from your previous school/college and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in Health & Social Care.

Specific Entry Requirements
We’ll ask you to show that you are a responsible person with the skills and qualities needed to care for young children. You will also be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS – formerly CRB) check.

What could I do next?
You will be qualified to work as a Key Worker or Team Leader upon completion of this course; you could therefore seek employment in childcare settings such as schools, nurseries, playgroups in an unsupervised role or as a nanny or childminder. You could also go on to further study with a Level 4 Hospital Play Specialist course, Foundation Degree or HND in Early Years.