Early Years Workforce Level 3

Subject Area Childcare and Early Years
Course Type Adult Learning
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2021
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Early Years Workforce Level 3

Completing a CACHE Early Years Educator qualification will show that you have been trained to the highest of standards, equipping you with the best early years qualification out there.

This is now the must-have qualification for all those wanting to work with children from birth to five years of age, and will provide you with the licence to practise and the status of being an Early Years Educator. The course is two years long and you will need to attend for one evening per week and attend a two day work placement in an early years setting.

You will learn through classroom-based sessions and practical work experience. You will be visited by an assessor in placement who will observe your practical skills.

Childcare students at story time.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 3(D) in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
What will I learn?
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  • Safeguarding children

  • Child development

  • Children's play and learning

  • How to support children's wellbeing

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021
Times17:00 - 19:30

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


Debbie is very experienced in early years education having worked in the childcare industry, both in practice and management, for many years. She has a Level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management, Level 4 in Education and Training, and the A1 Assessing qualification. Currently she is undertaking the level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Debbie is the course manager for the adult’s level 3 Early Years Workforce programme, and assesses students in their work place to support competency and practical skills. She's passionate about promoting professional practice and supporting students on their journey through further education to gain employment in the early years sector.Debbie Shore

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