16-18 Courses

Childcare and Education Level 3 Technical Diploma

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Ardleigh Green
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Early Years and Childcare
  • Schedule

    Timetable Dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths. Where there are specific subjects required at GCSE we can discuss your grades with you when you come to enrol


Students will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check. Students will also fulfill 750 hours on a placement and complete two controlled assessments

Study units include:

On this course, students will learn:

  • Play and learning in childrens education
  • Curriculum frameworks
  • Partnership with parents
  • Child development 0-16 years
  • Keeping children safe
  • Child observations
  • Cultural diversity
  • Assessment Criteria

    You'll be assessed in your work placement to focus on your practical skills. You'll need to complete an effective practice study task and an extended assessment task. Both are set and marked externally.

Further information

Employment as a nursery worker / room supervisor / foundation stage practitioner / special educational needs support worker / nanny / children’s centre practitioner

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