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Childcare and Education (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you’ve completed the Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education. This year will give you more skills and competencies working in Early Years and provide UCAS points for university. You’ll earn a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education Early Years Educator (EYE).

You’ll learn the importance of supporting children with literacy and numeracy, and reflective practice.

You’ll learn how to develop positive relationships with children and other professionals and to support positive outcomes.

We combine academic excellence with vocational experience.

You’ll gain the skills needed to progress to higher level study and the practical experience to go on to work in the Early Years. You can expect teaching from experienced, supportive staff.

You will continue to undertake a variety of placements (two days a week), which will be assessed continuously.

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE)


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need to have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by the College and CACHE and this will include written work, assessment in the workplace and examinations.


Choose to follow with a Foundation Degree in Early Years Studies or Supporting Teaching and Learning in School at Nottingham College, or apply elsewhere for a degree in early childhood studies, primary or early years teaching, or child psychology.

This course offers one of the highest number of tariff points of any Early Years qualification.

Career opportunities include: qualified Early Years practitioner in private settings, teaching assistant in schools, children’s holiday representative, nanny, or registered child minder.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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