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NCFE CACHE Award in Childcare and Education - Level 3

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Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education
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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can watch your children grow and develop before your very eyes, the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education can help to start your journey. This course provides frameworks that can be applied to child development, how to provide children with safe environments to learn and play, and how to support literacy. Even better, you can learn on your own time and at your own pace.

This knowledge-based course teaches about child development from birth to age seven and how to meet a toddler’s physical and emotional needs. As such, this course is ideal for those wishing to build a solid knowledge base before earning the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Year Workforce, which grants practitioner status as an Early Childhood Education Educator.

Why choose South London College (SLC)?

The South London College is a reputed education provider in the UK offering the best learning resources and tutors along with die-hard support to have an impeccable learning experience. Compared to other education providers, the SLC operates with a holistic goal of disseminating the latest knowledge to global learners; our staff is committed to the educational development of learners and aims to produce future leaders and teachers to make a difference.

Enrolling in this NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education course will provide you with unique benefits not offered elsewhere:

  1. Study with an approved NCFE CACHE qualification provider
  2. Gain an Ofqual regulated accredited qualification at the best industry rate
  3. NCFE CACHE-approved course content
  4. Comprehensive study material
  5. Easy-to-use learners e- portal
  6. Impeccable and friendly customer support
  7. Endless career opportunities worldwide
  8. 100% flexible learning at your pace
  9. Join the growing number of student communities worldwide



Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual

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What Will I Learn?

  • Understand child development from conception to seven years of age.
  • Understand children’s needs in relation to emotional well-being.
  • Learn how to keep children safe in Early Years settings.
  • Understand common childhood illnesses.
  • Understand biological and environmental factors which may result in children needing additional support.
  • Understand the role of the Early Years practitioner in relation to provision for cognitive development for children from birth to 7 years.


★ MODULE 01 : Child Development from Conception to Seven Years [F/506/5384]

  • Understanding development from conception to birth and routine screening programmes in the first year of life.
  • Understanding stages and sequences of development from birth to seven years.
  • Understanding the theory and educational frameworks which inform knowledge and understanding of early years practice.
  • Understanding the role of the Early Years practitioner when promoting child development from birth to seven years
  • Understand how to plan opportunities for children’s learning and development from birth to five years

MODULE 02 : Children’s Health and Well-Being [J/506/5385]

  • Understand children’s needs in relation to emotional development.
  • Understand the needs of children during transition and significant events
  • Understand the baby Needs
  • Understand the impact of the early years environment on the health and well-being of children
  • Understand the nutritional needs of children
  • Understand the impact of poor diet on children’s health and well-being
  • Understand children’s need for exercise

Course Description

  • Qualification type: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award
  • Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education
  • Accreditation status: Accredited
  • Level: 3
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 180
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 227
  • Qualification number (QN): 601/3998/5

Access Duration

The Childcare and Education course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete 2 mandatory units. You will complete assignments which will be assessed by a tutor.

Grading system: A*-D (to pass an assignment you must achieve a grade D or above).


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the ‘NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education’.

Awarding Body

NCFE is a national awarding organisation, passionate about designing, developing, and certification diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Over the past years, many learners from different colleges, schools, and training organisations have chosen NCFE as the awarding organisation to help them move their careers forward.

CACHE is continually investing in high-quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care


You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

Career path

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

  • Early Years Educator (Diploma only) – £16,000 per annum
  • Practitioner in annum – £20,381 per annum
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools – £25,714 per annum
  • Pre-school worker – £25,216 per annum
  • Home based child carer – £22,296 per annum
  • Nanny – £35,000 per annum

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