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Course Info

  • childcare
  • education

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Part time

  • Level:

    Level 3

  • Awarding body:


Course Overview

The Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education prepares learners to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this qualification, it is intended that students will be able to enter the workforce as early year’s educators.

Childcare courses are designed to equip students with the skills needed to look after children. Therefore, it is important to be emotionally balanced and resilient to cope with challenging situations and the demands of working within the childcare sector. You will need to be creative, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children.

Course Highlights

Care conferences and trips to care homes and hospitals.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Employment as an Early Years Educator, Classroom Learning Support Assistant, Nanny, Child-Minder, or Play Worker, or progress to higher education studying subject areas such as early years teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work, or a degree of your choice. You can also consider joining our part-time Foundation Degree in Early Years Care & Education.


This programme incorporates experience within a real work environment which is an integral part of the course and takes place in an early years setting for a minimum of 2 days per week plus block assessment weeks.

Assessment is in the form of 8 Unit assignments, an effective practice study task and an extended assessment task, together with direct observation of practical skills and knowledge in a real work environment.

Entry Requirements

  • Maths and English, or a Level 2 Diploma, with GCSEs or Functional Skills including Maths and English
  • A clean DBS check
  • A positive reference including a high level of attendance and punctuality
  • You will need to source a work placement for 60hrs

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.