Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Full-time (FCHD)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC71
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


These qualifications are suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education.


In order to achieve the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) you must complete 15 mandatory units, including all the criteria you must know about which is contained within the delivery guidance.

You must also complete an Effective Practice Study and Extended Assessment (externally set, externally marked).

  • Child development from conception to seven years
  • Children’s health and well-being
  • Providing safe environments for children
  • Child health
  • Play and learning
  • Children’s additional needs
  • Observation, assessment and planning
  • Emergent literacy
  • Emergent mathematics
  • Preparing for school readiness
  • International perspectives on childcare and education
  • Reflective practice for professional development
  • Professional partnerships in early years
  • Competence-based Professional Practice Portfolio covering the above areas.

How will it be delivered?

Modules are assessed by national assignments which are all externally moderated. In addition, practical skills and competency will be assessed within the placements.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including GCSE English and maths Or Level 2 Early Years and Education plus GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

Your next steps...

The high level of skills required to achieve this qualification enables you to progress to Higher Education within early year?s childcare and education sector or a different field of study, this qualification allows you to gain up to 420 UCAS points.

This qualification also gives you a licence to practise which will enable you to progress into various unsupervised job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as (this list is not exhaustive).

  • Early Years Educator
  • Practitioner in day nurseries
  • Practitioner in nursery schools
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • Pre-school worker
  • Home-based Childcarer
  • Nanny