Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) – September 2020

Start Date: 07 September 2020
Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

If you want to pursue a career in working with children this is a perfect course to equip you with the skills to work in various roles. A career in an early years setting will suit you if you are caring, responsible, patient, calm, efficient, energetic and creative. Vital in the career you’re pursuing, you will learn the essential Health and Safety knowledge and practices used in Early Years settings.

In addition to your core modules, Professional Practice sessions will help to develop your practical skills for working in an early years setting. Upon completion of the course you will be qualified as a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce and will receive a licence to practice to count towards Level 3 ratios.

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.

Course Content

Key modules on this course include:

  • Child Development
  • Play and Learning
  • Observation
  • Assessment and Planning
  • Working with Parents and Others in Early Years
  • Supporting Literacy and Numeracy Development

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (including English and maths) or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • coursework

  • presentations

  • observations


This course is the perfect pathway to University Level courses in a related subject, Higher Apprenticeships or employment in the industry.