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This course is designed for 16-19 year olds and 19+ applicants.

Our Childcare Level 3 course is a 1 year course which is ideal for those wishing to work in a variety of early years related careers by progressing their learning to Level 3.
  
Throughout the course you will be trained and assessed to achieve a CACHE qualification as well as receive over 100 work experience in a childcare related environment.

This course will provide you with an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work with children aged 0-7 years in a variety of settings.

The course is scheduled over 3-4 days per week depending on your age group and maths & English needs.

You are also expected to attend work placement 2 days per week. 
 

Your progression from this qualification will be:

•    Employment in an early years setting

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    Merit and/or good reference from relevant Level 2 qualification, or
•    4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including maths and English (depending on your age group) 
•    Clear & enhanced DBS clearance (provided by College)
•    Interview and assessment

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.
 

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Behaviour 
•    Play 
•    Longitudinal studies 
•    Child observation
•    Personal and professional development 
•    Early years literacy and numeracy 
•    Early years curriculum

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.
 

You will be assessed via a variety of methods including:

•    Professional discussion
•    Assignments
•    Group work and participation in class
•    Professional discussion
•    You will also by assessed by observation of your practise at your work experience setting
 

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