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Childcare and Education CACHE Level 3 - Ofqual Regulated Qualification

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Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ)
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A Childcare and Education Level 3 course is perfect for anyone working in childcare or those looking to launch their career working with children in the childcare sector. In childcare, a CACHE qualification is great for nursery workers, childminders or anyone looking after children from birth to 7 years of age.

This qualification results in CACHE certification which is nationally recognised and regulated by Ofqual. The course certification is included in the enrolment price of the course.

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education teaches learners crucial knowledge, which is necessary when working in the childcare sector. The course covers a variety of information on the health and development of a child during the Early Years setting. The course also teaches what is required of an Early Years Educator during this important stage in life. In the Cache Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education course you will find essential information which will be benefit you should you either already be working in a child care environment, or hope to. We think it is important for you to understand as much of the different contexts in which you may have to work. An essential part of the course, is that you will have to, successfully, complete a number of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). These should be sent to your tutor who will then provide you with as much feedback as is necessary. It is crucial part of the learning process, and you will only gain the full Award if you achieve passes in all the units.


Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Getting started with a career in childcare is now easier than ever as you can study this course by completing written coursework which is then assessed by your tutor. Achieving this Childcare and Education qualification shows that you have a strong knowledge of early years practice and will help you to launch a rewarding career in the care sector.

Study Time: 180 hours

Enrolment length: 12 months

Course Format: Paper Based

Assignments: 12

This course comes with CACHE Level 3 qualification. CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Child development from Conception to 7 Years
  • Unit 2: Children’s Health and Wellbeing


This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 4 working days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the course and will receive your certification.


All of the shipping costs for our courses are included in the enrolment fees and we offer worldwide shipping free of charge. This means you can get started on your course for much less without the hassle of paying expensive postage costs- you can leave these to us. All of our courses are printed, bound and shipped to you first class, within 1 working day, so you can get enrolled and get started on your new course in no time at all.

Tutor Support

All of our courses come with full tutor support throughout so that you can benefit from the best education. Our tutor support team includes a number of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds- each one an expert in their own field with tutoring experience in abundance. Students at Oakwood are assigned a personal tutor who provides help and support throughout their course and will mark all of your assignments so that you have the personal touch of an industry expert there to help at all times. This tutor support is completely unlimited- which means you can contact your tutor and ask as many questions as you need when working through your course. With this support you will never feel alone on one of our courses and you will always be backed by a professionally qualified team dedicated to your success.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone that is looking to work in childcare with children from birth to 7 years. It covers the EYFS framework as well as all of the necessary requirements for an early years practitioner looking to work in a nursery or early years setting.


No experience required to start the course although if you have previously worked in childcare this would be an advantage.

Career path

Childcare workers, nursery nurses, primary teachers, anyone working in childcare.

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