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

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course will pre­pare you for fur­ther study at uni­ver­si­ty, or employ­ment work­ing with chil­dren between birth and 7 years of age. You will study a range of units includ­ing the devel­op­ment, health and well­be­ing of chil­dren, pro­vid­ing safe envi­ron­ments, play and learn­ing, under­stand­ing addi­tion­al needs, obser­va­tion, assess­ment and planning.


Entry Require­ments

The entry require­ments are 5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, includ­ing Eng­lish and maths. 

You will need to have a DBS (Dis­clo­sure and Bar­ring Ser­vice) Cer­tifi­cate with no grounds you are pro­fes­sion­al­ly unsuit­able to under­take pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice or place­ment. We will con­tact you with more details on how to apply for this once you have been offered a place on your course. We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive ?6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to): 

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks? — ?sub­ject to availability
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard? — ?sub­ject to availability
  • Enrolling you auto­mat­i­cal­ly on Maths and Eng­lish GCSE if you have not passed at a grade 4.
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able at enquiries@?stamford.?ac.?uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will need to have a DBS (Dis­clo­sure and Bar­ring Ser­vice) Cer­tifi­cate with no grounds that you are pro­fes­sion­al­ly unsuit­able to under­take pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice or place­ment. Appli­ca­tion for a DBS is man­aged by the Col­lege and we will con­tact you with the forms and guid­ance you require to com­plete this before you are due to start your course.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you can progress to uni­ver­si­ty, or after gain­ing expe­ri­ence, the Foun­da­tion Degree in Pro­fes­sion­al Stud­ies (Ear­ly Child­hood) at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Peter­bor­ough. You could also progress to careers in the Ear­ly Years sec­tor as an Ear­ly Years Edu­ca­tor, Prac­ti­tion­er in nurs­eries, Prac­ti­tion­er in recep­tion class­es, Pre-School Work­er, Nan­ny or a Home-based Child Carer.

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Child Devel­op­ment
  • Chil­dren’s Health and Wellbeing
  • Pro­vid­ing Safe Envi­ron­ments for Children
  • Child Health
  • Play and Learning
  • Under­stand­ing Chil­dren’s Addi­tion­al Needs
  • Obser­va­tion, Assess­ment and Planning
  • Sup­port­ing Emer­gent Lit­er­a­cy and Numeracy
  • Prepar­ing for School Readiness
  • Inter­na­tion­al Perspectives
  • Reflec­tive Prac­tice for Pro­fes­sion­al Development
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Part­ner­ships in Ear­ly Years
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Prac­tice Portfolio


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I’m now head­ing to Leeds Beck­ett Uni­ver­si­ty to study Pri­ma­ry Teach­ing as I’ve gained real expe­ri­ences through work place­ments and prac­ti­cal mod­ules to help me find the right career path.

Rhiannon Kersely



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