Level 3 - Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code W09SPL3CCA102
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This full Level 3 Technical Diploma prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this two-year programme you’ll be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator or progress onto Higher Education.

Through attending placement, you’ll develop a range of employability skills such as timekeeping, teamwork, organisational skills, planning and delivering a range of activities to meet the curriculum, record keeping, assessing children’s development and recording this on the child’s profile, partnership working and safeguarding.


You’ll study a range of topics including:
  • Theoretical Aspects of Childcare and Education
  • Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Enhance Your Professional Development
  • Develop Children’s Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Understand How Children Learn Through Play

How will it be delivered?

Your course assessments may include:
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Assignments
  • Work placement assessment by an Early Years Assessor
  • 20-hour controlled assessment (externally marked)

Your next steps...

  • Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies (Top-up)