Course Overview

If you’re looking to gain full practitioner status as an early years’ educator, also know as EYE., then this is the course for you.

After completion, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to begin work as a nursery nurse, reception practitioner, private nanny, or one of many other positions which involve working closely with young children. You’ll combine studying online with a practical placement of at least 350 hours, as you develop your skills and help children to learn, grow, and thrive.

During the course of this Ofsted approved qualification, you’ll learn how to meet all of the physical, social, and emotional needs of children ages 0-7. You’ll explore how to support a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise, how to promote children’s speech and language skills, as well as gain other vital knowledge regarding safeguarding and health and safety legislation.

Possible career paths with the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years’ Workforce:

  • Nursery nurse
  • Children’s centre worker
  • Early years educator
  • Early years teacher
  • Private nanny
  • Childminder
  • Playschool attendant

To begin your new career journey, all you need is this qualification and your English and maths level 2 qualifications. With both of these in your pocket, you’ll be included in the level 3 staff to child ratio in childcare settings.

Course at a glance

Course duration

18

On average it takes our students 10 months to complete this course, however you have up to 18 months.

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How to Become a Nursery Nurse

It takes a special kind of person to be there for children in the early years to help them learn, grow, and develop independence. If you think this could be you, then read on.

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On average, students complete this course in 10 months, but we'll give you up to 18 months.

60mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 600 hours, which is around 60 minutes per day for 18 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcomes

Upon graduation, you’ll attain fully-qualified status in the sector, as well as a license and the right to practice in the childcare workforce as an Early Years Educator. You’ll also be awarded a formal certificate of achievement from NCFE CACHE.

Once complete, you can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:

  • Practitioner in day nurseries
  • Practitioner in nursery schools
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • Pre-school worker
  • Home-based child carer.
Our course code
X323
Qualification Code
601/2629/2
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
UCAS Points
32
Credits
61

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Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements

You don’t need any prior skills or qualifications in order to enrol on this course. However, you must be at least 16 years old, and we would suggest that you’ve worked with children before or hold a level 2 qualification in childcare.

Minimum age
16 years old.

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