Course Overview

If you’re looking for a richly rewarding career that lets you watch children grow and develop before your eyes, then our NCFE CACHE accredited Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education will get you started on your journey. You’ll also learn about the frameworks that can be applied to children’s development, how to provide a safe environment for them to learn and play, how to support emergent literacy, and much more. Even better, you’ll be able to study in your own time, at your own pace. On this knowledge-based course, you’ll study child development from conception to seven years, and learn how to meet the physical and emotional needs of young children.

This course is ideal for learners who aren’t ready or able to commit to a childcare course which includes practical experience, but who would still like an introduction or a refresher in early years education. It’s also perfect for anyone seeking to achieve a solid foundation of knowledge before pursuing the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce, which will grant practitioner status as an early years educator.

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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Study completely online using our award-winning learning platform, MyOxbridge.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

Step One

We'll take the time to understand your goals

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Together we'll develop your learning journey

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You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!

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Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

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Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

30mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 180 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 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.

Our course code
X320
Qualification Code
601/3998/5
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education
UCAS Points
32

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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

We recommend that you hold level 2 qualifications in English and maths such as GCSEs or functional skills.

Minimum age
16 years old.

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