CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE) (QCF)
£ 1540 + VAT
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As learners achieve this qualification, they will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.
This qualification has been developed to reflect the priorities of practitioners and employers in helping to meet the requirements of young children.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or looking to begin work in early years education and care.
What are our entry requirements?
You must be at least 16 years old.
There are no requirements for learners to have achieved GCSE English and Maths upon commencement or completion of a standalone Early Years Educator qualification.
Apprenticeship exit requirement
The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) forms part of the Early Years Pathway of the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
Education Funding Agency-funded learners
How is this qualification structured?
We have structured the units around four themes:
• Theme 1: Health and well-being
• Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
• Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
• Theme 4: Professional development
Learners must achieve:
• 23 mandatory units
• Guided Learning: 486 (hours)
• Total Qualification Time: 610 (hours)
How is it assessed?
To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
• Pass all units
• Complete longitudinal study
• Show competence in a real work environment
Do you need to have access to practical placement?
Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.
How long does it take to complete?
This qualification will take 1-2 years to complete depending on experience.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher level early years qualifications.