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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Ref:
601/4000/8
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Early Years Educator
Features:
Licence to Practice, Learning Resources Available, UCAS, Nested Qualification

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
1071
TQT
1358

What does the qualification cover?

The Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) enables learners to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years. Upon achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

What is a nested qualification?

This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.

UCAS Points

This qualification has the following UCAS Points - D - 72, C - 96, B - 120, A - 144, A* - 168.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education.

What are our entry requirements for commencing the qualification?

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.

Early Years Educator: Changes to GCSE Requirements

From 3 April 2017, the requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths A*-C, will be broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will also apply to an apprenticeship route. This will enable staff with an EYE qualification and Level 2 English and mathematics qualifications to count in the Level 3 staff:child ratios in childcare settings. This includes those who already hold an EYE qualification, began studying an EYE from September 2014 or will achieve an EYE in the future. Please refer to the Early Years Workforce Strategy (March 2017) for further details.

Education Funding Agency-funded learners

Learners aged 16-19 (and learners aged 19-24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) funded by the Education Funding Agency will not require GCSE English and maths grade A* - C prior to commencing their Early Years Educator qualification. However, the Department for Education expect learners without English and/or maths GCSE at grade C to be offered and encouraged to take up GCSEs as part of their Study Programme. From 2016/17 learners will need to have completed or be studying GCSE English and maths to have their study programme funded.

Rules of combination for the Diploma:

In order to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) learners must complete 15 mandatory units, including all the criteria learners must know about which is contained within the delivery guidance. Learners must also complete an Effective Practise Study Task and one Extended Assessment (externally set, externally marked).

There are two early exit points; the first on achievement of the Award and the second on achievement of the Certificate.

Each unit throughout the qualification will be graded A*-D with the qualification overall grading being A* - D.

Assessment Opportunities

Assessment opportunities for all the externally set and marked assessments for the Certificate and Diploma will be limited to one attempt and one further reattempt opportunity to undertake an alternative assessment.


Qualification Specification
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Purpose Statement
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HEI Letters of Support – Diploma
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Key Facts
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External Assessment Timetable
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Tutor Guidance (pdf)
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Learner Handbook
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EYE Unit 8 Professional Practice Portfolio
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EYE Unit 15 Professional Practice Portfolio
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Chief Examiner Report - EPS1 and EPS2 - Jan 2020
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Chief Examiner Report Jan 17 Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report Jan 17 Effective Practice Study
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Chief Examiner Report May 17 Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report Sep 17 Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report Sep 17 Effective Practice Study
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Chief Examiner Report Jan 18 Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report Jan 18 Effective Practice Study
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Chief Examiner Report - May 2018 - EPS 1 & 2
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Chief Examiner Report – EA1&2 – July 2018
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CACHE Assessment Themes
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External Assessment Cover Sheet
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EA1 Extended Assessment Tutor Learner Information and Requirements
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EA2 Extended Assessment Task 2
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EPS1 Effective Practice Study Task 1
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EPS2 Effective Practice Study Tutor Learner Information and Requirements
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EPS2 Effective Practice Study Task 2
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Chief Examiner Report Sep 18 Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report - Sept 18 - Effective Practice Study
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EPS1 Effective Practice Study Tutor Learner Information and Requirements
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Chief Examiner Report - January 2019 - Effective Practice Study
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Chief Examiner Report - January 2019 - Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report - April 2019 - Effective Practice Study
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Chief Examiner Report - May 2019 - Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report - September 2019 - EA1/EA2
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Chief Examiner Report - September 2019 - Effective Practice Study
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Chief Examiner Report - January 2020 - Extended Assessment
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Chief Examiner Report - April 2020 - Effective Practice Study
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