CACHE Level 3 Award Child Care
|Qualification Name:||CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)|
|Qualification Reference Number:||601/2629/2|
|Applies to:||Adults, school leavers and apprenticeships|
|Study Model:||Part time and apprenticeship|
|Start Date:||Various, throughout the year|
This qualification is designed to help learners build the skills and gain knowledge of children from birth to 7 years. This qualification prepares learners for employment in diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and 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.
You should be at least 16 years old and after applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities.
|Skills Funding Agency-funded learners
Learners funded by the Skills Funding Agency will require GCSE English and maths grade A* - C before completing their Early Years Educator qualification..
|Credits required to complete
• 23 mandatory units • 486 guided learning hours (GLH) CACHE have structured the units around four themes: • Theme 1: Health and well-being • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness • Theme 4: Professional development .
|How is it assessed
Using a range of methods your tutor or assessor will support you to pass all units and complete 2 longitudinal studies, using a variety of methods e.g. direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE, work products etc.
|Do you need to be working to take the qualification
Yes, you will need to be volunteering, on practical placement or working to gather skills to demonstrate competence. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required.
|How long does it take to complete
1-2 years to complete depending on experience and individual needs.
The NEW CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (90 credits) or a Foundation Degree.