Childcare and Education CACHE Level 3 - Ofqual Regulated Qualification

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12 months
Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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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.

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All certification costs are included on our courses so there are absolutely no hidden fees. If a qualification is accredited with an awarding body such as NCFE or CACHE we include the fees within the enrolment costs so you can sit back and relax knowing everything is covered.

CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education Units

Unit 1: Child development from Conception to 7 Years

Unit 2: Children’s Health and Wellbeing

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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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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