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Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)


About The Course

This qualification prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years. Learners will learn the core skills required to recognise children’s patterns of development and apply theoretical knowledge and understanding. Learners will also plan activities and strategies to promote and support children’s play, learning and development.

Work placement throughout the year, totalling 365 hours (Y1) and 385 hours (Y2), with classroom based learning which links Early Years theory with practice. Additional speakers, practical sessions and various trips also included.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths.

Why BCA?

BCA has much to offer including:

  • A team of qualified and supportive staff
  • An on-site nursery catering for children aged 3 months to 5 years
  • Trips to a Forest School
  • Opportunities to visit specialist schools
  • Opportunities to obtain First Aid qualifications

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Careers are possible in Education, Health and Social care.

After this course, learners will be able to practise in an early years setting which could include working in a supervisory capacity. The course also offers UCAS points which can enable progression into Higher Education.