16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Childcare and Education (Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths

Level 2 Diploma in Early years practitioner

Where there are specific subjects required at GCSE we can discuss your grades with you when you when you come to enrol


You will gain valuable experience as a trainee childcare worker, building up practical skills and gaining confidence when working with children. You will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check. You will also fulfill 750 hours on placement and complete two controlled assessments. To gain this you will be required to gain experience in 3 age groups.

Study units include:

  • -15 units are required for full Diploma
  • -Play and learning in childrens education
  • -Curriculum frameworks
  • -Partnership with parents
  • -Child development 0-16years
  • -Keeping children safe
  • -Child observations
  • -Cultural diversity

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What Can This Course Lead To

  • -Employment in Early years sector
  • -Higher level degree
  • -Apprenticeship

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