Qualification Name: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)
Course Code: EYEL3/1
Qualification Reference Number: 601/2629/2
Awarding Body: CACHE
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.

Entry requirements
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.
Progression route
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.
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This course entails

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