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The College offers the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator):

The CACHE Diploma offers learners the opportunity to gain a level 3 qualification in early years practice. The course provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of child development and education necessary for working with children in a variety of job roles and settings.
Our administrative and teaching base is situated at the main the college which was formally Bodkins nursery.

Course tutor: Liz Tulloch 01208 72114 ext 555.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE’s at grade C or above one of which should be English.

However, all learners will be interviewed and individual experience and commitment will be taken into consideration. Learners should not underestimate the demands of the Diploma, therefore must be aware that a sensible and mature attitude to both work and study must be applied.

Assessment is via Portfolio, assignment tasks and written exam, together with 125 days practical placement.

This course can potentially realize 420 UCAS points for university entrance.

Course Structure
The Level 3 Diploma is a two year full time course week. The course structure is a week in college and a week in placement. Placements include Nurseries, Pre-school, Primary schools and Special need settings.

You can use your Diploma to:

  • Work as an early year’s practitioner, either as an assistant or a manager, in a number of settings.
  • You can move into areas such as children’s nursing or midwifery.
  • You can enter university.
  • Work as a nanny or child care representative, abroad or on board cruise ships.